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    [VIDEO] "Pakistan is one of the safest places right now in the world" : Chris Gayle






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    West Indies superstar Chris Gayle on Thursday advised Bangladesh national cricket team to travel to Pakistan terming it as one of the safest countries in the world.

    ‘Pakistan is one of the safest places right now in the world. They say you will get presidential security so you are in good hands. I mean we are in good hands too in Bangladesh, right?’ Gayle told reporters in Mirpur.

    According to Future Tour Programme of the International Cricket Council, Bangladesh are scheduled to tour Pakistan later this month to play three Twenty20 internationals followed by two Tests.

    Although the BCB said it has agreed for only a short visit, the PCB was adamant to their decision of hosting both the series until they came up with a new proposal to host Bangladesh for two Tests only on Wednesday.

    In his first interaction with the press after joining Chattogram Challengers this week, Gayle also revealed his support for five-day Test and his plan for the future.

    ‘It [five-day Test] has set the trend and it’s been there for ages so why go and mess with that. If they give other players a chance to experience that because it can be a life changing experience to play five-day cricket. It is a mental state so that you can cope in life as well,’ he said.

    Gayle, who began his campaign in BPL7 by making 23 off 10 balls against Dhaka Platoon on Tuesday, said he still enjoys playing in the tournament.

    ‘It’s a place you want to come and play. Especially after the support you get from the fans, they give you extra drive to do well.

    ‘They want entertainment in the middle. Sometime it gives you an added boost as a player and being the player I am that’s my game as well.

    ‘It has been fantastic over the years playing in Bangladesh and I really enjoyed it. I am just a little bit late this time around but as I said I am looking forward to back as well.

    ‘So it’s not like I am finished with you guys and I have a lot more to go and have a lot more to offer,’ he added.

    Gayle was also hopeful to represent West Indies in the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year and said that he wanted to continue playing cricket for more five years.

    ‘It would be nice. Like I said the door is open for a chance. Let’s see what happen. We have some bright youngsters ahead as well. I have left the option open to hear back from them as well and see if they want the universe boss, whichever way I am going to go,’ he said.

    ‘I would love to carry on as long as possible in T20 and franchise cricket as well. I still play a few games here and there around the world because I still think I have a lot to offer.

    ‘The body is feeling good and I am sure I am getting younger as the days go so I am looking forward to it,’ he said.

    https://www.newagebd.net/article/961...-tour-pakistan
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    Love the support.

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    Kind of an exaggeration in terms of safest but the urban centres are likely to be as normal as any other city in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh.

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    Big respect to Gayle for being honest and recognizing the fact which cricketing world is trying hard to ignore.

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    If it is one of safest places in the world then there shouldnít be any need for presidential security for cricketers.

    What Gayle is trying to imply is that Pakistan is one of the safest places in the world BECAUSE of presidential security for cricketers.

    Well any country is safe if it provides state level security to a group of people.

    The way Gayle framed his sentence doesnít make sense, but then again, he is not the sharpest tool in the shed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RajBan View Post
    Kind of an exaggeration in terms of safest but the urban centres are likely to be as normal as any other city in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh.
    He said it in the context of the presidential security that teams get when they tour Pakistan.

    He looked so nonchalant about it. Loved that.

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    Give this man a PSL contract

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    The IPL dollars have dried up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by barah_admi View Post
    The IPL dollars have dried up...
    Lol he is playing in the IPL this year. He has been retained by his franchise. Do your research before making such comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Lol he is playing in the IPL this year. He has been retained by his franchise. Do your research before making such comments.
    This video could be the end of his IPL future



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    Pak is safe. We just need to convince the world about it now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    If it is one of safest places in the world then there shouldnít be any need for presidential security for cricketers.

    What Gayle is trying to imply is that Pakistan is one of the safest places in the world BECAUSE of presidential security for cricketers.

    Well any country is safe if it provides state level security to a group of people.

    The way Gayle framed his sentence doesnít make sense, but then again, he is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
    Once bitten twice shy. Its overdoing by Pak in my opinion but I think they want to be 100% sure not 99%. And that 1% chance of anything happening is everywhere in the world.

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    No land is safe for anything in this world right no air space is safe in the world right now. Missiles being fired planes being taken down. Like in Australia a bush fire can set a stadium on blaze so like Pakistan itís just cause players were attacked directly that was only so no cricket happens in Pakistan. But otherwise in terms of bombs going off and stuff alhumdulliah itís safe now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    Once bitten twice shy. Its overdoing by Pak in my opinion but I think they want to be 100% sure not 99%. And that 1% chance of anything happening is everywhere in the world.
    I completely agree, but Gayleís statement doesnít make sense.

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    Gayle is saying what he thinks. No need to interpret on his behalf.

    Doesn't have to turn this into a wrist slitters vs mockers vs overly optimist triangular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    Lol he is playing in the IPL this year. He has been retained by his franchise. Do your research before making such comments.
    Maybe he gets dropped...or mysteriously disappears, only to reappear in a Modi dance video. Who knows

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    Money talks. Just looking for a good PSL contract

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    Money talks. Just looking for a good PSL contract
    Why donít you come to Pakistan and see for yourself getting a visa isnít really hard either now a lot of Indians are coming to the corridor. By the way heís one of the richest cricketers in the world he could care less about some 50k pocket change from psl. IPL pays him 10 times that so he doesnít need to lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mean&Green View Post
    Why donít you come to Pakistan and see for yourself getting a visa isnít really hard either now a lot of Indians are coming to the corridor. By the way heís one of the richest cricketers in the world he could care less about some 50k pocket change from psl. IPL pays him 10 times that so he doesnít need to lie.
    That was sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barah_admi View Post
    Maybe he gets dropped...or mysteriously disappears, only to reappear in a Modi dance video. Who knows
    It's Chris Gayle. He has contract in the IPL till he decides not to. He's a brand in India not just a player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    I completely agree, but Gayle’s statement doesn’t make sense.
    It does because he's clearly talking from a cricketer's point of view.

    No other country provides presidential security to cricketers, which is why he feels Pakistan is the safest place to play cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Devil View Post
    No other country provides presidential security to cricketers, which is why he feels Pakistan is the safest place to play cricket.
    Gayle statement seems a back-handed compliment. Any place in the world can be safest if Presidential security is given.

    The safest places are one where you donít need even police protection for teams visiting. Many WI/NZ cities are like these where Ind/Pak star players go fishing in remote corners, clubbing, shopping in streets with minimal police escort.

    India is clearly not the safest, nor is terrorist-infested England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Devil View Post
    It does because he's clearly talking from a cricketer's point of view.

    No other country provides presidential security to cricketers, which is why he feels Pakistan is the safest place to play cricket.
    If Pakistan is the safest place to play cricket, it doesnít need to provide presidential security.

    Any place can be the safest to play cricket if it provides presidential security.

    If Pakistan is the safest because it provides presidential security than it clearly isnít the safest.

    15 people died in a suicide attack in Quetta yesterday.

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    Why Pakistan needs to convince each and every team that Pakistan is safe place? Pakistan is already a safest place, people live here without fear. Stop Convincing Other boards, need to show some respect

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    Quote Originally Posted by murakh1 View Post
    Why Pakistan needs to convince each and every team that Pakistan is safe place? Pakistan is already a safest place, people live here without fear. Stop Convincing Other boards, need to show some respect
    Where should we host matches?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    If Pakistan is the safest place to play cricket, it doesnít need to provide presidential security.

    Any place can be the safest to play cricket if it provides presidential security.

    If Pakistan is the safest because it provides presidential security than it clearly isnít the safest.

    15 people died in a suicide attack in Quetta yesterday.
    PCB isn't going to host matches in bloshistan. I don't know where you live, but in a country where I live, it's now one of the safest place .

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    This statement by gayle seems to do more harm than benefit. The presidential level security itself says that there is some concerns about security. So outsiders will see this as a negative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    If Pakistan is the safest place to play cricket, it doesnít need to provide presidential security.

    Any place can be the safest to play cricket if it provides presidential security.

    If Pakistan is the safest because it provides presidential security than it clearly isnít the safest.

    15 people died in a suicide attack in Quetta yesterday.
    How do you live in Pakistan and not know the difference between the security situation in Balochistan and KPK compared to the rest of Pakistan?

    Over 80% of deaths due to terrorism in Pakistan happened in KPK and Balochistan

    How many matches were scheduled to be played in Balochistan?

    Stop being ignorant
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    If Pakistan is the safest place to play cricket, it doesnít need to provide presidential security.

    Any place can be the safest to play cricket if it provides presidential security.

    If Pakistan is the safest because it provides presidential security than it clearly isnít the safest.

    15 people died in a suicide attack in Quetta yesterday.
    Why are you always negative?
    if Pakistan is not safe then how come so many tourists visited Pakistan and made v blogs in the past 12 months. security in Pakistan has improved in the last 5 years without any doubt. We had terrorists flee Waziristan which was their hideouts and now we have markets and flourishing society there instead of armed people hijacking the system.

    even in America we have so many mass shooting incidents which does not mean America cannot hold sports event. NZ witnessed one of the most barbaric incident in history but it does not mean it happens on regular basis. I don't know why people like you forget about that when it comes to Pakistan. Eng continued their tour in India despite bombing incidents. Hypocrisy is not good mate. You can't pick and choose things differently for one country compare to others.

    Pakistan's security has immensely improved and it is not the same Pakistan as 2007 one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronaldo7 View Post
    How do you live in Pakistan and not know the difference between the security situation in Balochistan and KPK compared to the rest of Pakistan?

    Over 80% of deaths due to terrorism in Pakistan happened in KPK and Balochistan

    How many matches were scheduled to be played in Balochistan?

    Stop being ignorant
    His hypocrisy is quite evident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by globalcitizen View Post
    This statement by gayle seems to do more harm than benefit. The presidential level security itself says that there is some concerns about security. So outsiders will see this as a negative.
    well we have seen so many tourists visiting us in thr last 12 odd months without any presidential security. Look at youtube and you can see them roaming freely without any trouble.

    he actually beleive that Pakistan is safe to tour but because BD has doubts and Pakistan has promised presidential level security he is just saying that should be good enough to clear any doubts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by globalcitizen View Post
    This statement by gayle seems to do more harm than benefit. The presidential level security itself says that there is some concerns about security. So outsiders will see this as a negative.
    No it's not, Pak was offering the same security earlier but people were reluctant but now they are willing to come and that's a simple way of assessing that Pak is safer now than what it was.

    However, Pak fans and PCB should let everyone take baby steps and have half tours instead of full, if that helps allay fears of visitors. It's only a matter of time before Cricket completely returns to Pak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leg-side-flick View Post
    No it's not, Pak was offering the same security earlier but people were reluctant but now they are willing to come and that's a simple way of assessing that Pak is safer now than what it was.

    However, Pak fans and PCB should let everyone take baby steps and have half tours instead of full, if that helps allay fears of visitors. It's only a matter of time before Cricket completely returns to Pak.
    Well put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny_majoka View Post
    PCB isn't going to host matches in bloshistan. I don't know where you live, but in a country where I live, it's now one of the safest place .
    I live in Peshawar, and yes Pakistan is now quite safe. However, to say that Pakistan is one of safest places in the world now is an exaggeration.

    Furthermore, Gayleís statement is illogical and I have already explained why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRSN View Post
    Why are you always negative?
    if Pakistan is not safe then how come so many tourists visited Pakistan and made v blogs in the past 12 months. security in Pakistan has improved in the last 5 years without any doubt. We had terrorists flee Waziristan which was their hideouts and now we have markets and flourishing society there instead of armed people hijacking the system.

    even in America we have so many mass shooting incidents which does not mean America cannot hold sports event. NZ witnessed one of the most barbaric incident in history but it does not mean it happens on regular basis. I don't know why people like you forget about that when it comes to Pakistan. Eng continued their tour in India despite bombing incidents. Hypocrisy is not good mate. You can't pick and choose things differently for one country compare to others.

    Pakistan's security has immensely improved and it is not the same Pakistan as 2007 one.
    Again, I am not suggesting that Pakistan is not far safer now. However, my problem is with the statement that Pakistan is one of the safest countries in the world. That is hyperbolic rubbish.

    As far as vloggers are concerned, they exploit the Pakistani market. All they have to do is say a few nice things and we turn them into celebrities.

    Look at how Eva Zubeck became a celebrity just by spending a few months in Pakistan and how Jeremy McLellan is still milking his Pakistan visit by making corny jokes on Facebook.

    The influx of tourists in recent years proves that Pakistan is now much safer, but it doesnít prove that it is a very safe country. It is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    It's Chris Gayle. He has contract in the IPL till he decides not to. He's a brand in India not just a player.
    Either don't call that joke of a league professional or don't say stuff like this. If he wants to play till 50 will that league allow him to just because he is a so called brand in India lol?

    Let me tell you something new since you are not an indian. In India, any foreign cricketer can become a brand by appreciating India. Brett Lee didn't need an IPL contract to become famous in India.

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    Pakistan is pretty safe right now. It might not be one of the safest in the world, but there are 100 countries with more homicide than Pakistan on a per capita basis.

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    Is anywhere totally safe these days?

    I'm afraid the answer is no.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    Either don't call that joke of a league professional or don't say stuff like this. If he wants to play till 50 will that league allow him to just because he is a so called brand in India lol?

    Let me tell you something new since you are not an indian. In India, any foreign cricketer can become a brand by appreciating India. Brett Lee didn't need an IPL contract to become famous in India.
    He won't play cricket till he is 50. But whilst he make himself available for the IPL someone will take him.

    IPL franchies aren't just about cricket. They are a business as well. Gayle attracts people to the game.

    Gayle is appreciated in India for his batting. Not because he says nice things about India.

    But use your head. If he is asked a question about India or any other country for that matter you expect someone to slag a country off? Lol don't read so much into comments.

    Saying nice things about India doesn't mean you want an IPL contract. Franchises have scouts so they know what type of players they are looking for and their are plenty of established international players who make themselves available for the IPL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    I live in Peshawar, and yes Pakistan is now quite safe. However, to say that Pakistan is one of safest places in the world now is an exaggeration.

    Furthermore, Gayleís statement is illogical and I have already explained why.
    If he had said that for any country except perhaps Norway it'd still have been an exaggeration.

    There's a thing called hyperbole you know. He was just trying to say that Pakistan is safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    If it is one of safest places in the world then there shouldnít be any need for presidential security for cricketers.

    What Gayle is trying to imply is that Pakistan is one of the safest places in the world BECAUSE of presidential security for cricketers.

    Well any country is safe if it provides state level security to a group of people.

    The way Gayle framed his sentence doesnít make sense, but then again, he is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
    You write alot of good posts but you also keep dishing out some poor ones; more unpredictable than the Pakistani cricket team of past.

    Pakistan have to give presidential type security to all touring teams, no other choice. You know very well there are certain elements who will try to hurt the touring teams. They are just waiting for an opportunity. There is no way back for Pakistan now unfortunately. One single mistake and you will see another SL like attack. It is never easy to completely get rid of traitor.


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