England, NZ would not have pulled out if it was India tour: Australia’s Usman Khawaja

Australia batter Usman Khawaja. — AFP/File
  • NZ returned dwelling from Pakistan after abruptly abandoning tour.
  • England additionally known as off their groups’ tour of Pakistan subsequent month.
  • “No person would say no to India, in the event that they’re in similar state of affairs,” Khawaja says.

Australia batter Usman Khawaja has criticised the choices by New Zealand and England to scrap their excursions to Pakistan and stated they’d not have made the identical name if they’d been resulting from play profitable collection in India.

New Zealand returned dwelling from Pakistan after abruptly abandoning the tour minutes earlier than the opening fixture in Rawalpindi citing a safety alert from their authorities.

England adopted go well with this week, calling off their males’s and ladies’s groups tour of Pakistan subsequent month citing “psychological and bodily well-being” of the gamers.

“I really feel it is very straightforward for gamers and organisations to say no to Pakistan, as a result of it is Pakistan,” Khawaja stated in Brisbane on Thursday.

“I feel the identical factor would apply too if it have been Bangladesh.

“However no one would say no to India, in the event that they’re in the identical state of affairs. Cash talks, everyone knows that, and that is in all probability an enormous a part of it,” added Khawaja, who was born in Pakistan.

Australia are additionally scheduled to journey to Pakistan early subsequent 12 months and governing physique Cricket Australia has stated it could “speak with the related authorities as soon as extra info turns into identified”.

Pakistan was shunned by different cricketing nations for nearly a decade after the lethal 2009 assault on the Sri Lanka group bus in Lahore however has been wooing again prime worldwide groups in recent times.

Khawaja stated he would haven’t any points touring there.

“There’s plenty of safety. Heavy, heavy safety,” he stated. “I’ve heard nothing however stories about folks feeling secure.

“Even speaking to the blokes through the PSL (Pakistan Tremendous League) about what it is like … they’d say the identical factor to me ‘like 10 years in the past, possibly not, however now 100%’.”

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