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    "India threatened Sri Lankans they'll be out of IPL if they don't refuse Pakistan visit": Ch Fawad



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    Cheap tactic is someone making baseless accusations which they pulled out of their dark place

    Also if this was true how would sports commentators be "informed", did they bug the player's phones?


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    Yes. IPL is the reason 10 players refused to go to Pakistan.

    "India" called SL players to threaten them! Shameful really. I am sorry for our actions.

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    Only Malinga plays IPL..

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    Saas, Bahu Aur Saazish.

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    Well it does seem strange that such a decision happened after so much back and forth?


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    Quote Originally Posted by subbu View Post
    Only Malinga plays IPL..
    Don't let that get in the way of a good conspiracy theory.

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    A day after 10 top Sri Lankan cricketers pulled out of an upcoming Pakistan tour over security concerns, motormouth Pakistani minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has claimed that India had threatened the players, forcing them to take the step.

    In a tweet on Tuesday, Pakistan minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Hussain said, "Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they ll be ousted from IPL if they don't refuse Pak visit, this is really cheap tactic, jingoism from sports to space is something we must condemn, really cheap on the part of Indian sports authorities (sic)".

    10 Sri Lanka players, including the likes of Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews, have pulled out of the upcoming tour of Pakistan, citing security fears.

    The decision was taken after a meeting organized by Sri Lanka Cricket with players of the national team on Monday, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.

    In 2009, a terrorist attack targeted a Sri Lankan cricket team bus in Lahore, in which several players were left injured. Since then, Pakistan has remained isolated as a destination for international cricket.

    Following Sri Lankan players pulling out, an official source in the Pakistan Cricket Board had told news agency PTI that Pakistan would accept whatever team the Sri Lankan board sends.

    https://www.indiatoday.in/india/stor...557-2019-09-10


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    His point is that any player who had any chance of playing in IPL will not have it - as per his information.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Well it does seem strange that such a decision happened after so much back and forth?
    Back and fourth was between boards and suits. Players were asked last.

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    1. This tweet is from Fawad Chaudry, the biggest buffoon from PTI. Remember Hubble? THis person doesnt have credibility

    2. in the 2018 IPL, only 2 sri lankans played.

    Even if this is true, should had not reported it as it makes him look like a fool. No one was gonna beleive him


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    There is no proof of this accusation. Also most of the Sri Lanka players are hardly regulars in the IPL. Malinga will have a lifetime job with Mumbai for what he has done for them.

    Don’t believe this rumour.

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    Minister Fawad should stop speaking for some time. He has done enough damage to Pakistan's credibility already.

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    Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry revealed that he has been told by well-informed commentators that Sri Lankan players have refused to tour Pakistan due to India’s pressure.

    The Minister took to his official Twitter account to make this revelation on Sunday that India have threatened Sri Lankan players to rip them off of their Indian Premier League (IPL) contracts if they visit Pakistan.

    Chaudhry coined the alleged Indian act as a ‘cheap tactic’ and also condemned it.

    Earlier, Sri Lankan team’s senior players had refused to travel to Pakistan later this month to play three T20Is and as many ODIs.

    Lasith Malinga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal and 10 other players have decided to withdraw from the tour of Pakistan.

    The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) gave a briefing to 30 players about the team’s tour to Pakistan. The board officials made sure to rope in the players’ interest to play in Pakistan.

    However, it has been reported that only Lasith Malinga, Akila Dananjaya, Kusal Parera and Niroshan Dickwella are part of Sri Lanka’s T20I team, while the other six players who are refusing to tour Pakistan are not even a part of Sri Lanka’s 20-over cricket plan.

    https://arysports.tv/fawad-chaudhry-...pakistan-tour/


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    Isn’t it true that India thought about using these tactics when they were going to give a choice to foreign players. PSL or IPL? Why is this news surprising then? Even though its coming from a joker, it may well be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRfaN_LA View Post
    Isnít it true that India thought about using these tactics when they were going to give a choice to foreign players. PSL or IPL? Why is this news surprising then? Even though its coming from a joker, it may well be true.
    Coz except Malinga others hardly get to play..so maybe thatís why they chose CPL?

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    It sound stupid for incompetent minister of science to say anything like that but considering the relationship and situation it helps India if Pakistan is portray in bad light in every aspect of life.

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    Not sure about this but its a fact regional politics at different scales has been going on for sometime. I wont be surprised though if its true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRfaN_LA View Post
    Isn’t it true that India thought about using these tactics when they were going to give a choice to foreign players. PSL or IPL? Why is this news surprising then? Even though its coming from a joker, it may well be true.
    Thisara played for the world eleven last year. Heís not not touring Pakistan because of a security concern

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    This guy is a clown.
    About time he should be culled

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    India has been hampering pakistan playing cricket at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    His point is that any player who had any chance of playing in IPL will not have it - as per his information.
    Will they get a PSL gig now?

    Cmon you of all people believing this tinpot consipracy.

    Last time when SL went to Pakistan, plauers pulled out. Due to ipl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic_Inzi View Post
    India has been hampering pakistan playing cricket at home.
    How?

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    Where is he getting his information from, the moon?

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    Best not to take him seriously. Another Imran Khan in making...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Shekhar View Post
    Minister Fawad should stop speaking for some time. He has done enough damage to Pakistan's credibility already.
    How do you know what he is saying is not true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RajBan View Post
    How do you know what he is saying is not true?
    Because most of them are more likely to get PSL contracts than an IPL contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabbar Singh View Post
    Where is he getting his information from, the moon?
    He is using his Hubble telescope which was developed by SUPARCO!

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    Knowing BCCI, that is quite a possibility. How many times have BCCI and India kept mentioning that they are going to isolate Pakistan in the world forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNAmarkFromIndia View Post
    Because most of them are more likely to get PSL contracts than an IPL contract.
    Then why would they put the PSL contracts at risk by refusing the tour?

    It may or may not be true, but India has shown consistent and long term hostility towards Pakistan so that makes it somewhat believable.This is how the Indian govt operates at present.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedzee View Post
    Knowing BCCI, that is quite a possibility. How many times have BCCI and India kept mentioning that they are going to isolate Pakistan in the world forum.
    If BCCI really wanted to do this, a one line statement saying that anyone associated with pakistan cricket will not be allowed in Indian cricket will be enough to cause extensive damage to pcb. That has not happened.

    Players who play in psl, like Windies players regularly play IPL.

    Pakistan has failed to convince players that pakistan is safe to tour and players pulled out. Since IK govt has to blame someone, use this guy to blame India.

    Better look at your own failures.and fix them.

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    I love how some of my fellow Pakistanis on here are actually deeming this to be a possibility but can't see through the silliness from Fawad Chaudhury, who has a track record of making a fool of himself. Most notably when he claimed Pakistan launched the Hubble Telescope As he did then, it's another made up story coming out of his mouth.

    This mediocre Sri Lankan can only dream of having 3-4 IPL participants, let alone 10!

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    Srilankans are already non-entities in the IPL lol Where do they get these kind of stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    If BCCI really wanted to do this, a one line statement saying that anyone associated with pakistan cricket will not be allowed in Indian cricket will be enough to cause extensive damage to pcb. That has not happened.

    Players who play in psl, like Windies players regularly play IPL.

    Pakistan has failed to convince players that pakistan is safe to tour and players pulled out. Since IK govt has to blame someone, use this guy to blame India.

    Better look at your own failures.and fix them.
    International events in other sports are happening in Pakistan. It is only cricket where this is the case. Ofcourse, your govt is full of hindutva extremists and they don't want cricket back in Pakistan. In other sports obviously there is no control so it makes sense.

    Better to look at your fellow country extremist leaders. Why wouldn't BCCI not isolate Pakistan? You know yourself from within how much hindutva extremists hate Pakistanis.

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    So basically he means Sri Lanka players value ipl contract remote probablity above assured PSL contracts if they tour. Interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedzee View Post
    International events in other sports are happening in Pakistan. It is only cricket where this is the case. Ofcourse, your govt is full of hindutva extremists and they don't want cricket back in Pakistan. In other sports obviously there is no control so it makes sense.

    Better to look at your fellow country extremist leaders. Why wouldn't BCCI not isolate Pakistan? You know yourself from within how much hindutva extremists hate Pakistanis.
    Which major international team event has taken place in Pakistan? And how did you know that players didnot pull out?

    As i said, if Bcci wanted to do it, they can do it openly. One statement is enough.

    Rather than blaming India, convince the players.

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    Not surprised they donít really want cricket to return to Pakistan for obvious reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    If anything its embarrassing for Lankan board.. the way Fawad put them at spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    "Full strength"

    Anyways, we should still be grateful to Sri Lanka for coming to our country even after what happened in 2009.

    The revival of cricket in pak won't happen in a month it will take time. By 2030, I believe cricket will have fully come home InshaALLAH


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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post

    So the firstXI of the Sri Lankan team will never tour Pakistan because of an attack that took place 10 years ago at the time that Pakistan was at it's lowest point in security. Things have improved a lot since then, bit the Sri Lankan team members aren't willing to see that. It's kind of like Bangladesh never touring NZ again (even though NZ is the safest country in the World).

    There are cricketing countires that have about the same security situation, if not worse than Pakistan's such as South Africa, Bangladesh, and the Carribean isn't too safe either (Jamaica has one of the highest homicide rates in the world).

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    Unbelievable. How can a minister think that a baseless and inflammatory accusation like that is worth TWEETING. What did he think it was going to achieve?

    Pakistan govt is an embarrassment right now and we the people need to be clamping down on such idiots with force. We can pray that in the future Pakistani ministers will actually be enforced to engage their brains rather than their dumb emotions.

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    I 've stopped taking this IK/Bajwa regime seriously and Fawad is no exception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt. Rishwat View Post
    Then why would they put the PSL contracts at risk by refusing the tour?
    That's the point I was making lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedzee View Post
    International events in other sports are happening in Pakistan. It is only cricket where this is the case.
    Probably had something to do with the fact that it was international cricketers that were the target of the attack in 2009 and not players of any other sport.

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    Fawad has lost his mind .

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    IPL has all the money. It would be natural for them to do something like this afterall money talks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    IPL has all the money. It would be natural for them to do something like this afterall money talks.
    Yes the players thought that they would rather forego the actual money they receive from psl where they get selected than the hypothetical money from ipl where they don't, makes total sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danyaalr01 View Post
    So the firstXI of the Sri Lankan team will never tour Pakistan because of an attack that took place 10 years ago at the time that Pakistan was at it's lowest point in security. Things have improved a lot since then, bit the Sri Lankan team members aren't willing to see that. It's kind of like Bangladesh never touring NZ again (even though NZ is the safest country in the World).

    There are cricketing countires that have about the same security situation, if not worse than Pakistan's such as South Africa, Bangladesh, and the Carribean isn't too safe either (Jamaica has one of the highest homicide rates in the world).
    The issue is not whether Pakistan is safe or not.

    Its not even whether Pakistan is safe as Sri lanka, Nz or SA.

    Pakistan could be as safe as a baby inside a mother's womb but its all about the image.

    If players and general people believe that they dont want to visit an "extremist" country then one has to look inside and "devolve ideas to get rid of an extremist tag".

    Saying Pakistan is safer than Au or SA is just too simplistic an approach and does not solve the root cause.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Bassim View Post
    The issue is not whether Pakistan is safe or not.

    Its not even whether Pakistan is safe as Sri lanka, Nz or SA.

    Pakistan could be as safe as a baby inside a mother's womb but its all about the image.

    If players and general people believe that they dont want to visit an "extremist" country then one has to look inside and "devolve ideas to get rid of an extremist tag".

    Saying Pakistan is safer than Au or SA is just too simplistic an approach and does not solve the root cause.
    I didn't say that Pakistan is safer than NZ or Aus.

    But if teams are going to Bangladesh for long tours, who are having an extremism problem for the last couple of years, then why not come to Pakistan just for a week, where the extremism problem has decreased a lot since 2009 and Taliban has been basically eradicated from Pakistan.

    If the Sri Lankan security team saw no threat, and Pakistan has had a good amount of matches in the last 2 years, then why can't the Sri Lankans come, especially Thisara Perera who came in 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    IPL has all the money. It would be natural for them to do something like this afterall money talks.
    Only malinga has an ipl contract. No one else. But keep spinning fine stories, it's very entertaining

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiafan View Post
    Only malinga has an ipl contract. No one else. But keep spinning fine stories, it's very entertaining
    If SL players refuse to go to Pakistan, then PSL in Pakistan suffers as sends a message to other foreign players, PSL suffers etc

    Basic stuff.


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    Indian press not impressed!

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    'No truth to reports that India influenced players not to play:' Sri Lanka rejects Pakistan minister's claims

    Sri Lanka on Tuesday rejected Pakistan minister Fawad Hussain's claims that India had influenced its players in opting out of the upcoming Pak tour and said that the cricketers' decision was "purely based" on the 2009 incident.

    Sri Lanka on Tuesday rejected Pakistan minister Fawad Hussain's claims that India had influenced its players in opting out of the upcoming Pak tour and said that the cricketers' decision was "purely based" on the 2009 incident.

    "No truth to reports that India influenced Sri Lankan players not to play in Pakistan. Some decided not to play purely based on the 2009 incident. Respecting their decision we picked players who were willing to travel. We have a full-strength team & we hope to beat Pakistan in Pakistan," tweeted Sri Lankan sports minister, Harin Fernando.

    Fernando reaction comes in the response to Pakistan Science and Technology Minister Hussain's remarks that Sri Lankan cricket players opted out from the Pak tour after India threatened to oust them from the Indian Premier League (IPL).

    Hussain, infamous for making ridiculous statements, said in a tweet, "Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they'll be ousted from IPL if they don't refuse Pak visit, this is really cheap tactic, jingoism from sports to space is something we must condemn, really cheap on the part of Indian sports authorities."

    On Monday, 10 Sri Lankan cricket players chose to opt-out of the upcoming tour to Pakistan citing security concerns.

    Sri Lanka is set to visit Pakistan after nearly two years to play three ODIs and three T20I matches from September 27 to October 19. The players who opted out of the series are -- Lasith Malinga, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Akila Dhananjaya, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal, Dinesh Chandimal and Dimuth Karunaratne.

    The development marks several earlier instances when major international cricket teams have refused to tour Pakistan since the 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

    In 2009, the Sri Lankan team were on their way to Gaddafi Stadium during the Test match with Pakistan when terrorists believed to be from Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) fired indiscriminately upon the bus. That barbaric attack left eight people dead and injured seven Sri Lankan players and staff.

    Since then, international cricket has eluded Pakistan with no high-profile team visiting the country for a full-length tour. However, Sri Lanka returned to Pakistan in October 2017 for a lone T20 match in Lahore, the place where the attack took place eight years ago.

    Though, the security situation in Pakistan is far from being completely normal even after the 2009 attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Isn't he the same guy who was ridiculing ISRO for India's second lunar exploration mission when the lander lost contact. For a moment i thought no way he could be the Science & Technology minister of any country, but now i am sure he's the same guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danyaalr01 View Post
    I didn't say that Pakistan is safer than NZ or Aus.

    But if teams are going to Bangladesh for long tours, who are having an extremism problem for the last couple of years, then why not come to Pakistan just for a week, where the extremism problem has decreased a lot since 2009 and Taliban has been basically eradicated from Pakistan.

    If the Sri Lankan security team saw no threat, and Pakistan has had a good amount of matches in the last 2 years, then why can't the Sri Lankans come, especially Thisara Perera who came in 2017.
    Teams will go where they feel safe.

    It is upto Pakistan to somehow "dispel" the impression that it is "not safe" for cricketers.

    Let me ask you one thing.

    Pakistan is safe yet we need Presidential level security to host a couple of ODI's and T20s?

    Does Pakistani team go to Australia, Nz or other countries with commandos ready to shoot?

    The real thing is, no one can predict anything anywhere.

    But if one country is "notorious for harboring extremist elements", then just your word that it is safe is hardly assuring.

    Add presidential level security and it feels like Pakistan is desperate to host cricket but it is anything but entirely safe for common people to walk on street if they are not Desi pakistanis.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Bassim View Post
    Teams will go where they feel safe.

    It is upto Pakistan to somehow "dispel" the impression that it is "not safe" for cricketers.

    Let me ask you one thing.

    Pakistan is safe yet we need Presidential level security to host a couple of ODI's and T20s?

    Does Pakistani team go to Australia, Nz or other countries with commandos ready to shoot?

    The real thing is, no one can predict anything anywhere.

    But if one country is "notorious for harboring extremist elements", then just your word that it is safe is hardly assuring.

    Add presidential level security and it feels like Pakistan is desperate to host cricket but it is anything but entirely safe for common people to walk on street if they are not Desi pakistanis.
    Presidential security makes it even safer
    What do you want?
    Presidential security is used as a precaution not necessarily because they think an attack is imminent. An attack happened 10 years ago, no country would come without presidential security even if pakistan is safe coz of the last impression they have of us
    It's common sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronaldo7 View Post
    Presidential security makes it even safer
    What do you want?
    Presidential security is used as a precaution not necessarily because they think an attack is imminent. An attack happened 10 years ago, no country would come without presidential security even if pakistan is safe coz of the last impression they have of us
    It's common sense
    I dont know about you but if you asked me to tour Uganda with presidential level security escorting me back and forth, I would be worried about an imminent attack rather than enjoying roaming in streets

    I miss the days when teams could tour Pakistan in 80s and 90s and not be worried about a group of people.

    Really our country is struggling big time due to a stigma but it exists.

    I can only hope for change

    P.S no disrespect for Uganda or its people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Bassim View Post
    I dont know about you but if you asked me to tour Uganda with presidential level security escorting me back and forth, I would be worried about an imminent attack rather than enjoying roaming in streets

    I miss the days when teams could tour Pakistan in 80s and 90s and not be worried about a group of people.

    Really our country is struggling big time due to a stigma but it exists.

    I can only hope for change

    P.S no disrespect for Uganda or its people.
    Actually Pakistan has done a lot to disspell certain myths related to security situation. If you look at YouTube, the amount of international vloggers that have come to Pakistan recently is encouraging. However we need to continue working on creating an even more friendly and softer image of Pakistan.


    Also, as someone who has spent plenty of time in Uganda, I am taking offense in this. How dare you?


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    How does Imran Khan have such ministers in his cabinet?

    Must be one of those 'electables' I suppose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    If SL players refuse to go to Pakistan, then PSL in Pakistan suffers as sends a message to other foreign players, PSL suffers etc

    Basic stuff.
    Yeah but what's in it for the players? Why would they listen to india? They don't even have ipl contracts. Now you can say BCCI might have some influence on the sri Lankan board but how do they have any influence on the players who pulled out when they dont even have ipl contracts

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    Bit rich from players of a country that had more deadlier Terrorusm attack recently than Pakistan. So on that basis No one should visit SriLanka. Those who are asking for Pak to dispel unsafe reputation first, how would that happen if countries that our friendlier to us are still afraid to tour despite our track record of past few years holding matches without incident. Presidential level security is precaution as Ronaldo7 pointed out, and when there had been many tours held successfully we can start reducing the security as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiafan View Post
    Yeah but what's in it for the players? Why would they listen to india? They don't even have ipl contracts. Now you can say BCCI might have some influence on the sri Lankan board but how do they have any influence on the players who pulled out when they dont even have ipl contracts
    Didn't you know the BCCI is illuminati, actually they are above illuminati, they are the lizard people who control the illuminati. This stuff is child's play for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiafan View Post
    They don't even have ipl contracts.
    They may not have contract now but they could in future. Although I think Fawad C statement is rubbish but there is no doubt India has used many underhand tactics to influence other countries to prevent them supporting Pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PakPremi View Post
    They may not have contract now but they could in future. Although I think Fawad C statement is rubbish but there is no doubt India has used many underhand tactics to influence other countries to prevent them supporting Pakistan.
    None of them will get contracts unless someone emerge to be world beaters. Only so many foreign slots are available. Heck root, Gayle, baristow, guptil, malinga etc go unsold in various years and you think these players will get ipl contract?

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    Don;t think BCCI directly pressurized SL player for this but it must be a perception among the SL players created by Mahela and other IPL "loyalists" that if you went to Pakistan, it would dent your chances with IPL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moghul View Post
    Don;t think BCCI directly pressurized SL player for this but it must be a perception among the SL players created by Mahela and other IPL "loyalists" that if you went to Pakistan, it would dent your chances with IPL.
    Again what ipl chances? The players who pulled out have no chance of contracts and if some new super star can come it will be among the new people who are going to tour pakistan now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiafan View Post
    Again what ipl chances? The players who pulled out have no chance of contracts and if some new super star can come it will be among the new people who are going to tour pakistan now
    Why are you hitting your head against a brick wall ?

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    India shouldn’t have done that to Pakistan. Stopping Slankans players to play in Pakistan is such a depressing move

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedzee View Post
    Knowing BCCI, that is quite a possibility. How many times have BCCI and India kept mentioning that they are going to isolate Pakistan in the world forum.
    PCB should Thank COA that BCCI isnt run by its elected members else that too would have happend if the elected members of BCCI were running it as they would have easily bullied ICC and other cricket boards.

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    Only Malinga has the ipl contract but maybe the 9 others have been promised one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagatk View Post
    Yes the players thought that they would rather forego the actual money they receive from psl where they get selected than the hypothetical money from ipl where they don't, makes total sense.
    IPL has all the money. It's a fact hypocritical or not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiafan View Post
    Only malinga has an ipl contract. No one else. But keep spinning fine stories, it's very entertaining
    What stories? Is it not true that IPL has a lot of dosh?? India is doing what is right by them like all countries do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    IPL has all the money. It's a fact hypocritical or not.
    Banks have a lot of money, doesn't mean I as an account holder do as well.

    Any SL player with brain would know he is more likely to earn a paycheck through psl than ipl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagatk View Post
    Banks have a lot of money, doesn't mean I as an account holder do as well.

    Any SL player with brain would know he is more likely to earn a paycheck through psl than ipl.
    People normally use banks for saving with them. IPL pays Cricketers for playing in their competition. What's our point that IPL is not any good or that PSL is better?


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    Quote Originally Posted by PakLFC View Post
    IPL has all the money. It's a fact hypocritical or not.
    Yes, but none of the players who pulled out, except Malinga have an IPL contract or ever will. What's the point of IPL money if you know you wont get it?


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    It might be one or two players who would have been given a secret message along the line. Guys like Thisara Perera and Malinga, or maybe upcoming talents Kusal Perera/Dickwella.

    Otherwise it was strange that amongst others Thisara opted to not play this time when he has been to Pakistan as part of both the World x1 and Sri Lanka sole T20 squad (which he captained).

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    And for those who say how did the minister get to know this, these days every player has a manager and it is not unfeasible for a player manager to leak out such a thing in a private conversation with a journalist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiafan View Post
    Yes, but none of the players who pulled out, except Malinga have an IPL contract or ever will. What's the point of IPL money if you know you wont get it?
    They will also feel apprehensive as to what happened the last time they visited Pak. The fear of being attacked again by terrorists can not be ignored.


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