Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has voiced his desire to visit Pakistan as part of the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) delegation.
The former Sri Lankan cricketer made history by becoming the first non-British player to become the president of MCC. In addition to that, he was also a part of the Sri Lankan team which was attacked back in 2009 in Pakistan.
The terrorist incident closed the doors of international cricket for Pakistan until Sri Lanka’s recent tour to Pakistan.
Kumar Sangakkara revealed how MCC has been planning a tour to Pakistan. Providing more details, he said:
Wasim Khan [Pakistan Cricket Board managing director] has been with us in many presentations at the World Cricket Committee and presenting us with various plans in terms of security and otherwise as to how that tour can go ahead.
Speaking more about the tour, Kumar Sangakkara appreciated PCB’s efforts to revive international cricket in Pakistan and praised the security.
Yes, if the opportunity arises and I would be part of it for sure (if the tour goes ahead). It’s great to see Sri Lanka tour Pakistan and the feedback that it was such a great tour, it was lovely, the players really enjoyed it.
He further added:
I mean Pakistan is doing a huge amount of work to ensure that it is a safe place for countries to tour. I’m sure slowly but surely cricket will go back to Pakistan and players from Pakistan will be able to play in front of their home crowd.