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When terrorism happens, it gets highlighted more: Imran Khan

Imran Khan
Imran Khan of Pakistan. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Imran Khan, perhaps the greatest Pakistani cricket of all time has stated that he would most certainly like to see the Pakistan Super League played in Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board had fought tooth and nail to bring the final of the premier tournament would be played at the iconic Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. While they have managed to do this, Imran Khan is certainly not pleased by the manner in which the entire tournament has not come to the country as well.

Pakistan, as a country, has been denuded of international cricket in recent times with the ban extending into its eighth year of isolation. Of course, Zimbabwe has indeed played a series there, but the fact is that the PCB is suffering quite badly with all of these sanctions. However, it is certainly a step in the right direction as the final is being brought to Pakistan.

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However, despite this, there is set to be another PSL draft the following week after the skepticism remains over the ordeal of having the overseas players make the trip down to Pakistan to play the encounter. It is clear that the ban has been a marginally successful one in the respect of the political tensions as well as the exportation of terrorism from the state as well.

However, it was a disappointed former Pakistan skipper who went ahead and stated that he’d love to have the entire tournament in the country and not just the final. “I wanted the whole PSL in Pakistan, not only just the final,” Khan was quoted as saying by news.com.au. “But the problem is that when terrorism happens, it gets highlighted more, and foreigners get scared,” he added.

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