Pakistan want more cricket

The Kenyans, who will play five one-day games against Pakistan A, are only the second international team to tour the country since the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team.

The Sri Lanka team was ambushed while travelling by bus from their hotel to the Gaddafi stadium for a Test match.

Six Pakistani policemen and a van driver were killed in the attack while some Sri Lanka players and a Pakistani umpire, Ahsan Raza, sustained injuries.

Since then, Pakistan have had to play all their ‘home’ games in the United Arab Emirates amid security concerns but PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan hoped that would change.

“Once this tour goes smoothly then we will be in a position to start more concerted efforts to invite other teams to play in Pakistan,” he said.

The Kenyan cricketers and officials arrived in Lahore and were whisked away under police escort to the National Cricket Academy.

“We are doing everything to ensure we don’t have a repeat of the 2009 incident,??? Khan said. ???We are coordinating closely with the police and government to provide top security to the visitors,”

Kenya captain Shem Ngoche insists his side has no fears over the upcoming tour and is looking forward to the upcoming challenges.

“We have no apprehensions about playing in Pakistan,??? he said.?????We know we will be taken good care off.

“This tour for us is all about cricket and gives us a great opportunity to give exposure to our new players.???