KARACHI: Legendary West Indian fast bowler Micheal Holding is delighted about the fact that for the first time the entire Pakistan Super League (PSL) is being staged in Pakistan and hopes that it would transmit positive vibes across the world of cricket to convince other international teams to start visiting Pakistan once again.
Talking to this correspondent, Holding said people of Pakistan deserve to enjoy cricket at their home venues.“I am hearing that the PSL is being played totally in Pakistan this time around and I am so glad to hear that. I think most of you are aware that I am not really a big watcher of T20, in fact I don’t watch T20 at all. But I think people of Pakistan deserve to have international cricket played in their country so that they can go to their local grounds to enjoy and see their teams play cricket live,” Holding said
“I think this will spur other countries around the world to recognise that they can start revisiting Pakistan to play cricket there”, the legendary right-armer stressed
Holding was in Karachi a few months earlier and expressed satisfaction over security and other arrangements. He, during his stay, said that there was no problem of security whatsoever. “However the general perception is there about security problems in Pakistan which is of course proved wrong by PSL V,” he said.
“Let’s hope everything goes well and people continue to enjoy their cricket and future tours will come along very quickly. All the best to Pakistan,” Holding concluded.
Published in Dawn, March 8th, 2020