KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators mentor Sir Vivian Richards, while talking to media on Friday, declared Karachi and Pakistan safe for cricket.
He said, “I’m happy to be here. I’m hoping that the PSL final in Karachi may inspire who felt that Pakistan wasn’t safe enough for them to come … that everything is okay. I am hoping I can send a message to the world that Karachi, and Pakistan on the whole, is a very safe and good place.”
Despite his team not reaching the final, the West Indies batting legend asserted, “I’m very honoured and privileged to be in such an environment where you feel lots of love. It cannot get any better than this.”
He added that anyone who defeated Quetta Gladiators deserved to win the tournament, calling PSL a breeding ground for the Pakistani young talent. There will be more PSL games in Pakistan in future, he hoped.
Richards, who is in Karachi ahead of the PSL final between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi, was given a tour of Moin Khan Cricket Academy.