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Younus Khan wants teams to come to Pakistan

Published:Monday | June 22, 2009 | 8:51 AM

Younus Khan, who yesterday led Pakistan to the 20/20 World Cup in England, wants teams to consider touring the country despite the uncertain security situation.

Khan said it would be good if Pakistan were to receive some home series.

Pakistan were stripped of hosting rights for the 2011 World Cup tournament, and teams have cancelled touring arrangements to the country because of political problems and frequent acts of terrorism.

As recently as March, Sri Lanka’s team bus was attacked by gunmen as it made its way to play a Test match in Lahore.

Other than the ill-fated series against Sri Lanka earlier this year, Pakistan have not hosted a home Test series since South Africa visited in October 2007 and their last one-day series was at home to Bangladesh over a year ago.

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the final at Lord’s and Khan said the team dedicated the victory to former coach Bob Woolmer, who died suddenly in Jamaica during the 2007 World Cup.

Khan announced his retirement from 20/20 cricket following the game.