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Warne, Vaughan wants Australia, other teams to tour Pakistan


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Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne and ex-England Test captain Michael Vaughan want Australia and other big nations to tour Pakistan, viewing the importance of the world game.

"Extremely important. You need Australians, New Zealand, India and Englands to go to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and that sort of places," Warne said

"The excitement, then the money comes in from the revenue of TV rights. It's really important for teams to go there," he said.

The 52-year-old was in shock thinking that some players of Pakistan team have not played a Test match in Pakistan.

"They played 40,50 Tests and never played one at home, could you imagine what it feels to that person, their family, the crowd. Let's keep our fingers crossed, security and everything is okay and we see some great cricket,” he added.

Meanwhile, Vaughan opined that Australia must travel to Pakistan while expressing sadness over England not touring Pakistan for T20Is last year.

"If security ticks off, then Australia & other nations have to go to Pakistan. It's important for the world game. Pakistan adores cricket, not just T20s but Tests also. Australia need to do everything in their powers to make sure the players go there," Vaughan said.

"England pulled out of a Pakistan trip. I think they were going for a week to play 3 T20Is. It was pulled about 4 or 5 days before they were meant to go and it’s not just a great look for the game," he added.