Chappell, who is currently in Islamabad as an expert on the 8th ICC Champion’s Trophy 2017 being held in England and Wales, expressed his sentiments while speaking in a special transmission of the state-run Pakistan Television Network (PTV).
“We have only been here for a few days… we are probably safer in Islamabad than we are in England at the moment,” Radio Pakistan quoted the right-handed batsman as saying.
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.
To which Chappell replied:
“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.
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) June 7, 2017
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.