Originally Posted by unccricket
the point i am making is that these things can happen anywhere, even in supposed "safe" countries like England. While it is true that areas of Pakistan are inherently more unstable, I still think it is unreasonable to refuse to tour Pakistan, while still playing in India or England, where terrorist attacks have occurred in the past....its the inconsistencies that bother me.
Certainly it can happen anywhere, and I was of the view Australia should have toured Pakistan this year.
Nevertheless, the counter-argument to your point is probably "Yeah, it CAN happen anywhere, but it IS happening there at the moment".
Not saying it's right, but that's probably the argument.
Maybe just leave it to the players - if they don't want to go, then don't, but send a team. Aus A toured there last year after all.
Have to say though, based on what I know ATM, which isn't a very informed opinion as I haven't looked into it in detail, I wouldn't go.