Pakistan government making efforts for improving security, says ICC Chief

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International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson said on Wednesday that the Pakistani government was making good efforts for improving the security situation in Pakistan.

The ICC chief said this after presenting the ICC Test Championship Mace to Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq.

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David Richardson said he was hopeful international cricket would return to Pakistan in due course of time after security situation reaches the level when foreign teams are convinced it is safe to visit.

To a question, Richardson said ICC has no control over bilateral series as it is a matter involving two countries playing each other at home and away basis.

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“ICC is responsible for its own cricket events and tournaments and bilateral series are the issues between the two playing countries and ICC cannot interfere in it”, he added.

He said Pakistan achieved number one test ranking due to hard work and commitment by the team under the able guidance of captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

He praised leadership qualities of Misbah and appreciated that he led the team in an exemplary way.

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