Sangakkara urges int’l cricket teams to come to Pakistan



After the conclusion of the Marylebone Cricket Club’s week-long tour of Lahore, the club’s president and captain of tour-squad to Pakistan, Kumar Sangakkara strongly urged more international teams to consider touring Pakistan to ensure full revival of cricket in the country.
The MCC arrived in Lahore on February 13, to play a 50-over and three T20 matches. Over the course of their stay, the visitors explored the city by playing golf, visiting the historic Lahore Fort and enjoying food in Lahore.
Sangakkara said: “We would love for teams to consider coming here so that international cricket can finally come back to Pakistan in full force.” Speaking to PCB podcast, the batting great said: “It’s been great to be back in Pakistan.
“It’s been a long time since I came here and it has been even longer for the MCC. For us, it has been about coming here and playing cricket in support of Pakistan’s journey of getting international cricket back.
“The message we will be taking back is about the warmth of the people, the welcome of the fabulous spectators who came to watch cricket, the passion the players and people have for it and our own experiences of playing here and traveling about in Lahore.—APP