The PCB Chairman, Shaharyar Khan told media on Friday that Pakistani players were given a choice to pull out of the World T20 if they have any security concerns.
Shaharyar Khan told media, “I told them if any of them had any reservations they should inform me or the manager Intikhab Alam. My point was that if any player felt he would not able to focus on cricket in India in given circumstances he can withdraw from the squad,”
But, Pakistani players are determined to take part in the World T20 and none of them accepted the option given to them. They want to fly to India and play the mega T20 event.
The PCB Chairman met players in Lahore and explained them the issues surrounding the world T20 and the firm stance of Pakistani government over the written guarantee from Indian government their security in the neighboring country.
He is satisfied with the situation now, “I am very happy that the team is going to India and although there might be some minor incidents but we are sure the security of our team will be top notch,
However, Shaharyar Khan is concerned that his men have missed their one of the two warm up games against Sri Lanka. It will definitely affect their preparations for the big tournament. It is always good to travel to the host country some days before the commencement of a big tournament to adjust in the conditions.