Viv Richards laments international isolation of playing Pakistan at home

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Karachi, Feb. 06 (ANI): Former West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards has lamented the international isolation of playing Pakistan at home, insisting that the country’s cricket has suffered a lot due to the boycott by international cricket community.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has been forced to host all their home series in the United Arab Emirates, including the ongoing Pakistan Super League, a lucrative Twenty20 tournament.

Last year, Pakistan hosted Zimbabwe in its first home international series in six years following a terrorist attack on a Sri Lanka team bus in March 2009 that left six police officers and a driver dead, and several players and officials injured.

The 63-year-old legend admitted that Pakistan had gone on the back foot because of the incident and that it was tragic that the PCB couldn’t host teams to play Tests, ODIs or T20s, the Dawn reported.

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Richards, who is currently mentoring PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators, said that it breaks his heart to see teams not playing in Pakistan, adding that he was hopeful of seeing an improved situation which could revive international cricket in the country. (ANI)

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