Australia sees no tour to Pakistan 'in short term'

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Sutherland was responding to a call from the International Cricket Council for more teams to tour Pakistan, following the current tour of a World XI which is playing three Twenty20 matches.

"The way Pakistani people and the crowd - particularly at this ground - cheered for us at the end of the second game, which we won beating the home team, made us feel right at home", Flower explained.

He said Darren Sammy had visited Pakistan twice and their security teams had witnessed security arrangements in the PSL final and now in the world XI tour and security was very good in Pakistan which was an ideal host country and in the given circumstances he was sure that his team would visit the country in November.

Pakistani policemen patrol on horses around the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on September 15, 2017 before the start of the third and final Twenty20 global match between the World XI and Pakistan.

Pakistan cricket Board arranged separate rides for the two star players in "rickshaws" as soon as the Pakistan innings was completed during the match.

Pakistan was deprived of worldwide cricket since 2009 when Sri Lankan team was attacked by militants in Lahore due to which Pakistan became a no-go zone for foreign cricket teams.

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Sri Lanka have agreed to visit Pakistan for one match at the end of September and West Indies are planning to send a team later in the year, Sethi said.

"We welcomed them in a memorable way and we are here to cherish the achievements of our great players besides watching a thrilling match", they added.

"When we go from the ground to the hotel, it's as safe as any other country".

"When I first thought of coming, obviously there was little bit of nervousness within myself", he said.

The president of West Indies Cricket Board David Cameroon has announced that the Caribbean side will visit Pakistan in November.

They said these are small steps of Pakistan towards the safe and steady revival of bilateral global cricket.

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