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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has praised the country’s army for helping bring international cricket back to the nation.
Sarfraz’s comments come after Sri Lanka played a Twenty20 International in Lahore in October 2017, while the West Indies played a three-match Twenty20 series in Karachi in April 2018.
Pakistan could be on course to host more international matches as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani confirmed that the board is currently in talks with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Most recently, a number of international players played in Pakistan as part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The last eight games of the tournament, including the final, were held in Karachi.
“The revival of international cricket in Pakistan, after a decade, is a great sight because people love the game here,” Sarfraz was quoted as saying by cricketpakistan.com.pk. “I think we must give credit to the Pakistan army for playing a major role in the betterment of the security situation in the country.”