Dr Kaleem Imam (second right), Karachi’s Inspector-General of Police, makes a point, as Michael Holding (right), Barry Wilkinson (second left) and Dr Kashif Ansari listen. (GP)
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KARACHI – West Indies legend and prolific commentator Michael Holding has endorsed the full return of international cricket to Pakistan after a week-long visit to Karachi.
Holding was the special guest of philanthropist and entrepreneur Dr Kashif Ansari, who also hosted West Indian commentator Barry Wilkinson during Sri Lanka’s visit for three One-Day Internationals. It was their first in ten years since the terrorist attack on the team in Lahore in 2009.
A veteran of 60 Tests and 102 ODIs, Holding said that he felt comfortable and very secure, while acknowledging that he had been coming to Pakistan since 1981 and last worked in the country in 2007 doing commentary.
“Nothing has changed in Pakistan. The love for cricket attracts me to visit this country,” said Holding. (PR)
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