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Australia’s Usman Khawaja sees double standards in Pakistan pull-outs

Australia batter Usman Khawaja has criticized the selections by New Zealand and England to scrap their excursions to Pakistan and mentioned they might not have made the identical name if they’d been because of play profitable collection in India.

New Zealand returned residence 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 “mental and physical well-being” of the gamers.

“I feel it’s very easy for players and organisations to say no to Pakistan, because it’s Pakistan,” Khawaja mentioned in Brisbane on Thursday.

“I think the same thing would apply too if it were Bangladesh.

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“But no person would say no to India, in the event that they’re in the identical scenario. Money talks, everyone knows that, and that is most likely a giant a part of it,” added Khawaja, who was born in Pakistan.

Australia are also scheduled to travel to Pakistan early next year and governing body Cricket Australia has said it would “discuss with the related authorities as soon as extra data turns into recognized”.

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

“Even talking to the guys during the PSL (Pakistan Super League) about what it’s like … they would say the same thing to me ‘like 10 years ago, maybe not, but now 100%’.”

Reuters

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