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I feel much safer in Islamabad than in England, says Ian Chappell

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Chappells comments have given a much need boost to Pakistan.

(Web Desk) – Former Australian cricketer and expert analyst, Ian Chappell said in a Pakistani programme on Sunday that he’d prefer staying in Pakistan than in England at this point in time. His statement came at a time when England has been facing dire security situation itself.

Chappell isn’t the only one to have commented on the improving security situation in Pakistan. Previously various international stars who have been visiting Pakistan for covering matches and ICC events as guests for Pakistan Television Network (PTV Sports) have had similar things to say.

“We have only been here for a few days… we are probably safer in Islamabad than we are in England at the moment” Said the former right handed batsman who is currently in Islamabad as an expert on the 8th ICC Champion’s Trophy 2017 being held in England and Wales.

The former Australian cricketer asked international teams that if they were not visiting Pakistan because of security, what would they do with England in a crisis situation.

“That is the question I would ask the cricket administrators… You are not coming to Pakistan because of dangers and so on but now what are you going to do with England with all these things,” he said, underlining the need for cricket administrators to draw a fair balance for playing the game.

Chappell’s comments have given a much need boost to Pakistan and is likely to send a clear and strong message indicating the fact that ICC must reconsider playing international matches in Pakistan.