Malik fears Pakistan isolation
Shoaib Malik believes Pakistan will enter cricketing isolation if security concerns continue to deter teams from touring.
Last Updated: 10/09/08 12:08pm
Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik believes his country is heading for cricketing isolation if security concerns continue to deter teams from touring.
Australia pulled out of a scheduled visit to the country in March and the International Cricket Council also postponed the eight-team Champions Trophy, which had been due to take place in Pakistan in September.
Pakistan will not play any Tests during 2008, a situation that disappoints Malik.
"It is very frustrating for the players the way two important events have been postponed this year," he said.
"It is so depressing that despite being a major cricket playing nation we do not play a Test match this year.
"The ICC needs to step in and play a more decisive role.
"If teams keep on refusing to tour Pakistan despite assurances even from our government we will become an isolated cricket nation."