Lahore, July 21 : Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik has reportedly urged the international teams showing reluctance to playing in Champions Trophy in Pakistan to shun their fear, saying that the kind security that foreign teams get in Pakistan was unmatched.
Players from Australia and England teams have been expressing fears about playing in the tournament, particularly the recent spate of violence in the country including bombings in Karachi and Islamabad.
Malik urged these teams to dispel their concerns about security in Pakistan ahead of tournament in September.
"I have been to most of the Test playing nations and other countries where cricket is played and the security foreign teams get in Pakistan is unmatched. I request all teams to visit Pakistan for the Champions Trophy as the event is very important for us and our people," the Dawn quoted Malik as saying
He added: "South Africa, England, India, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe they all have toured Pakistan in the last few years without any problems. We also hosted the Asia Cup just now without any problems."
Malik said he had no doubt the Champions Trophy in Pakistan would the best since its inception in 1998.