Students from Great Britain to play cricket in Pakistan

Pakistan might still be a no-go zone for hosting international cricket, but a squad from Great britain started a week-long trip with a match against a local college side on Tuesday.

The visiting side comprises university students and cricketers from the Marleybone Cricket Club. Skipper Kamal Khan says “Pakistan seriously needs cricket … it is much like taking the oxygen out of the country when you don’t have international cricket.”

There’s been no top-level international cricket played in Pakistan since a terrorist strike on Sri Lanka’s squad bus and security convoy in 2009. Bangladesh is in speaks about a tour this month, which would end that isolation.

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