Lahore, Nov 13 : India's decision to cancel their junior hockey team's visit to Pakistan is giving jitters to the cricket establishment which is fearing that the BCCI can pull out its team from Test and ODI series.
Former captains Javed Miandad and Rashid Latif fear that M S Dhoni's men would also be asked to pull out of the Test and ODI series scheduled next year.
Miandad didn't see any logic behind scrapping the hockey series on security grounds and went on to claim that though situation was no better on the other side of the Line of Control and Pakistani players are still playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
"It was not a wise decision because India and Pakistan must support each others in sports and other areas," The News quoted Miandad, as saying.
"Security situation in Indian is also not very good. But despite this our players are playing in ICL and IPL. So it was imperative that Indians keep up the sporting exchanges with Pakistan," he added.
Former captain Rashid Latif said Pakistan badly needed international cricket and India's tour would be a huge boost to the trouble-torn country's image.
"It's important for Asian cricket that the Indian Government grant permission to their cricketers to play and support Pakistan cricket," Latif said.