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    Why was Pakistan chosen for the venue Champions trophy?

    http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/****...ry/245875.html


    I apologize for the ignorance, isn't it a dangerous place for the most part? What was the criteria for choosing a venue for a major event?

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    Major tours have taken place in Pakistan without a hassle recently (including Eng and Ind). Pakistan has the facilities/venues to host such an event. They have a cricket-mad population that will support the event (ODI's usually sell out in Pak). Just in case, security would be tight as usual. I don't see why Pakistan should not host it.

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    Apart from a few isolated incidents its a safe place to play cricket.

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    karachi can get a bit iffy i think, they only got an ODI on the last England tour instead of a test match.

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    India played a test match @ Karachi and it went fine. Man One has got to admire the Pakistani members on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz
    India played a test match @ Karachi and it went fine. Man One has got to admire the Pakistani members on this forum.
    Aye.
    If India can play in Pakistan without any incident, its a cakewalk for the rest of the teams.
    Anyone who thinks otherwise needs to stick their heads out of the sand a bit more frequently.

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    Not half as dangerous as Johannesburg, and they play plenty of games there..
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    I would further state that some Pakistani Stadiums seems safer than India actually
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C
    Aye.
    If India can play in Pakistan without any incident, its a cakewalk for the rest of the teams.
    Anyone who thinks otherwise needs to stick their heads out of the sand a bit more frequently.
    Meh i dunno maybe there were other reasons for not playing a test there.

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    Just found this, highly interesting IMO, because I don't remember anyone else complaining until fairly soon before the event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    Major tours have taken place in Pakistan without a hassle recently (including Eng and Ind). Pakistan has the facilities/venues to host such an event. They have a cricket-mad population that will support the event (ODI's usually sell out in Pak). Just in case, security would be tight as usual. I don't see why Pakistan should not host it.
    How can you say that? The New Zealand cricket team would have been staying in a hotel that got blown to pieces if the tournament had gone ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Yeah, give the guy stick for a post he made two and a half years ago, good call that
    I don't come to this forum to read when posts were made!

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    If you're going to reply to a post it's prudent to take into account when it was made.



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