“It is very sad that we have to play our home games in neutral venues. It is damaging our cricket as our players don’t get the chance to play in our conditions, in front of our fans. It is very sad for Pakistan,” Inzamam told Cricbuzz. “It is very tough on the players and we have suffered a lot. Hopefully things will get better in another two years’ time,” he added.
The International Cricket Council is trying to help Pakistan bring cricket back to the country. Last month, ICC sent a World XI side to play three T20 games in Lahore and all matches were accorded international status. Sri Lanka, too, has promised to travel to Lahore for the final T20I of the ongoing tour, currently being played in UAE.
“I would like to thank the Sri Lankan board for agreeing to play the game. Apart from that last tour, whenever the Sri Lankans have come to Pakistan they have liked the country and done well. Similarly the Pakistani people also love the Sri Lankan team. Once the Sri Lankan team comes, hopefully in the next two or three years things will improve and Pakistan will regularly host matches,” noted Inzamam.