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    ICC CE David Richardson terms the World XI tour as a "success" [Post #4]

    International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson said on Wednesday that if security arrangements in Pakistan continued to remain satisfactory, the country would host ICC events in the coming days.

    “The World XI’s tour has marked the start of the revival of international cricket in Pakistan,” he told reporters in Lahore after his arrival from Dubai.

    “The World XI playing in Pakistan will send a positive message to the world that it is a safe country to play in,” he added.
    The ICC official was flanked by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi.

    Richardson said Giles Clarke, the head of the International Cricket Council (ICC) task force for Pakistan, and the PCB had worked really hard to revive international cricket in the country.

    “It’s very heartening to see international cricket in Pakistan. The people here love cricket,” he added.

    Richardson also appreciated the efforts of the security forces for providing a secure environment for playing cricket.

    “We are focusing on having a team from an ICC member state play in Pakistan,” he said.

    “The PCB has been trying to have a series with India and it has taken up this issue with the ICC. We don’t want ICC members resorting to taking legal action against each other.”

    The ICC chief executive said the cricket governing body would continue financially assisting the security company that is looking after events in Pakistan for three more years.

    Sethi told reporters that he was grateful to Richardson for the role he had played for reviving international cricket in the country.

    “We are a peace-loving nation and really looking forward to other teams coming to Pakistan and playing here,” he added.



    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1505569...th-richardson/


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    I think the biggest step in restoring International cricket is having either Australia or England tour pakistan. They are two of the most influential teams in world cricket when it comes to political stance. I am not saying India isnt, but India is way more likely to tour Pakistan as they are far more acclimatized to its enviroment.

    Australia have never toured Pakistan since ive been following cricket


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    Richardson assures investment in Pakistan security

    Along with celebrating the return of top-flight cricket to Pakistan, Dave Richardson, the International Cricket Council chief executive, promised financial investment on the part of the governing body of the game towards developing improving security in the terror-hit country.

    Richardson is in Lahore to watch the second Twenty20 International between Pakistan and World XI on Wednesday (September 13), and said the additional finance should help the cause further.

    “ICC has already agreed to invest in security and developing and improving the security capabilities for a three-year period,” said Richardson – the amount being talked about is US$ 1.1 million.

    “Whether years two and three include a World XI tour that is not decided, maybe not. Certainly I think the intention would be to bring more and more PSL [Pakistan Super League] matches to Pakistan, but also to bring member countries to tour Pakistan, not World XI. And that would be the ideal way to have international cricket to return to Pakistan in normal circumstances.”

    Najam Sethi, the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman who had earlier claimed that there would be World XI tours to Pakistan in 2018 and 2019 as well, clarified, saying: “The idea of having a three-year contract with a security company approved by the ICC and by FICA [Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations] is to ensure the ICC and/or other foreign teams continue to come to Pakistan.

    “This is an ice-breaking event. We hope that by this time next year there will be a full-fledged tour by at least one (full) member country.”

    When asked if there was the possibility of Pakistan being chosen to host any ICC event in the near future, Richardson was diplomatic in saying that ICC events in the ongoing cycle till 2023 had already been awarded.

    “But I think Pakistan in the last two years has made tremendous strides in improving the security situation. It is a long process, and an early stepping stone. Let’s get through this tour, have other teams touring Pakistan,” he elaborated.

    “This is a stepping stone in the right direction. A Test series is by its nature much longer than three T20s. I think the next step is to grow capabilities, improve capabilities to areas and cities outside of Lahore itself, to build the confidence of teams like Australia and England, and all other teams, that it’s safe to tour Pakistan on a more regular basis and for much lengthier periods of time. But, as I say, this might take some time.”

    http://www.wisdenindia.com/cricket-n...ecurity/269085


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    ICC CE David Richardson terms the World XI tour as a "success"

    The International Cricket Council has congratulated Pakistan for the successful staging of the Pakistan versus the World XI series for the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

    In their video messages, ICC Director, Mr Giles Clarke, and ICC Chief Executive, Mr David Richardson, have thanked the people of Pakistan for embracing the World XI players, and said the series has demonstrated Pakistan’s passion and love for cricket, as well as its ability to provide an environment in which international cricket stars can show their talent.

    Mr Clarke and Mr Richardson, however, added that these are small steps for Pakistan towards the safe and steady revival of bilateral international cricket, and indicated that the next step would be a tour by a Full Member country as opposed to a composite side.

    Mr Clarke, who attended the first two matches, said: “The reception the team received was quite extraordinary, and for all of us, we did our best to interact with the crowd. The reaction of the Pakistanis who were at the ground is something I have never seen in my life. They were so pleased, saying thank you, and they were so excited by the players being there.

    “I felt the tour unleashed the deep and powerful emotions that exist around cricket in this country’s makeup and its society.

    “It has been an enormous challenge to ask the authorities in a town as large as Lahore, as commercially important as Lahore, with such a wide variety of other activities, to allow cricket activity to take over key communication channels and travel arteries for the period we have. It is clearly a tremendous economic gesture by the Punjab government but an equally extraordinarily competent detailed planning by all the government agencies involved and the security advisors to the tour.

    “I think this courageous team, its management and all the people in Pakistan who have been involved, have demonstrated that it is possible for overseas players to come to Pakistan and show their skills in Pakistan and be able to give the people of Pakistan the chance to watch their own heroes in action against the best international players.

    “It has been a fantastic tournament and I am very grateful to everybody for all the hard work - by the PCB and everybody else.

    “From my point of view, as Chairman of the ICC’s Pakistan Task Team, I am very pleased that we have accomplished this and I am sure the players will talk to their colleagues and we will see the return of bilateral international cricket to Pakistan.”

    Mr Richardson, who attended the second T20I, said: “One of the main reasons for staging the tour was as a stepping stone to building the confidence that even though there may be some danger to staging sports events or visiting Pakistan, the Pakistan security agencies are more than capable of mitigating that threat.

    “The tour having gone off so successfully, the security arrangements having being implemented so well, we can call it a success. The players that came on the tour witnessed the security arrangements firsthand and can go back and report back that although there may be some level of risk, it can be managed successfully.

    “I am very satisfied. Back in 2009, the confidence in the security situation in Pakistan was obviously at an all-time low. And following on, very recently over the past 12 to 24 months, the improvements that have been made by the Pakistan security forces in, first of all, bringing the threat down and secondly, improvements made in security arrangements, that was a catalyst for now moving from that phase of playing international cricket in neutral territories to try to make an effort to bring international cricket back to Pakistan.

    “The main objective of that is to try to build confidence in the likes of the Australians, South Africans and other countries that the threat can be managed and this tour has shown - that is the case. The security arrangements were unprecedented, yes, they were severe, but above all, everybody realised that it is all very well to have a security plan on paper but can it be implemented? And that’s a question they answered in the affirmative.

    “Returning full-time international cricket back to Pakistan is not going to be an overnight miracle. It has to take time. The PSL final was the first step, this is the second. We have now shown that events can be staged in one city over a short period of time in a Twenty20 format. Now, the next steps have to be taken, meaning can they be rolled out in more than one city over a longer period of time. Probably the next steps would be a tour by a Full Member country as opposed to a composite team.

    “The warmth, that welcomed the players and teams back, was really heartening to see. Probably the fact that there is still such warmth and support for cricket has really been the reason why Pakistan has been able to be competitive even though it is not playing matches at home.

    “So, we are really very happy for the people of Pakistan and grateful that they have welcomed the World XI in the fashion that they did.”
    Last edited by MenInG; 16th September 2017 at 08:54.


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    wonderful to hear this and hopefully PCB would have learnt some lessons for next international visits as well.


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    Credit where credit is due, it was a resounding success. The only downside being the ticket prices which could and should've been lower.


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    What security company is being used?

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