‘Pakistan one of the safest places in world,’ says Chris Gayle

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Chris Gayle, who is currently playing in the Bangladesh Premier League for the Chottogram Challengers, said that Pakistan now promise presidential-level security to players
Monitoring Desk
Dhaka

At a time when the Bangladesh Cricket Board is in a fix over sending its players for a series in Pakistan for security reasons, West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has come out and said that ‘Pakistan is one of the safest places in the world now.’

Gayle, who is currently playing in the Bangladesh Premier League for the Chottogram Challengers, said that Pakistan now promise presidential-level security to players. “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 Dhaka.

Sri Lanka recently became the first side to tour Pakistan for a Test series in 10 years when they played two Tests in Karachi, prompting the Pakistan Cricket Board to invite Bangladesh for three T20Is and two Tests. The BCB, however, are yet to take a call on the matter after their proposal of playing half the matches of the series in Bangladesh was turned down.

The final decision on the matter will be taken on Sunday.

“We need more time to make the final decision for the Pakistan tour as there’re too many things to be sorted out. I hope we can do it at the Board meeting on January 12,” said Jalal Younus, chairman of the Media and Communication Committee of BCB. (Courtesy: Hindustan Times)

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