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Gayle voices safety assurance for Pakistan

Bangladesh are scheduled to tour Pakistan to play three T20Is followed by two Tests matches.

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Gayle voices safety assurance for Pakistan
Chris Gayle. Photo: News 18

West Indies’ legendary batsman Christopher Henry Gayle on Thursday put forth huge praise notes for the present security level in Pakistan terming it as one of the safest countries in the world.

‘Pakistan is one of the safest places right now in the world. They say you will get presidential security so you are in good hands. I mean we are in good hands too in Bangladesh, right?’

Gayle told reporters in Mirpur. He is representing Chottogram Challengers in ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL).

According to Future Tour Program of the International Cricket Council, Bangladesh are scheduled to tour Pakistan later this month to play three Twenty20 internationals followed by two Tests matches.

But BCB repeatedly refused to stay longer in Pakistan for five-day games instead requested to shift venue in any neutral region which has been strongly rejected by PCB since then.

Last month, Pakistan hosted a full strength Sri Lankan team for a two-match Test series. And at the end, Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne affirmed that the country is 200% safe.

40-year old Gayle began his campaign in BPL- 7 by scoring 23 off 10 balls against Dhaka Platoon and said he enjoys playing in Bangladesh.

‘It’s a place you want to come and play. Especially after the support you get from the fans, they give you extra drive to do well.

‘It has been fantastic over the years playing in Bangladesh and I really enjoyed it. I am just a little bit late this time around but as I said I am looking forward to back as well,” Gayle said.

‘So it’s not like I am finished with you guys and I have a lot more to go and have a lot more to offer,’ he added.

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