Giles Clarke backed Pakistan Cricket Board’s plans to host the final of the second edition of Pakistan Super League in Lahore, after his two-day visit of the city.
“I am not a security expert, but I do on a personal basis strongly support the PCB's efforts to have their own domestic competition played in Pakistan with a dramatic and exciting final at the Gaddafi Stadium,” Clarke said.
“I completely understand that desire and I would support their efforts to do that, but as I said, I am not a security expert.”
Clarke, who heads ICC’s Pakistan Task Team, met Punjab Chief Minister and several security officials during his tour. “There's a considerable amount of perception that needs to be changed, and there's a considerable amount of information that needs to be shared,” he said.
“We've had a most interesting series of presentations. “We've been able to see very significant work ... how security and safety is going to be possible for visiting international cricket teams."
The PCB finalised Qaddafi Stadium as the venue for the final, despite some reservations from the overseas players. The Federation for International Cricketers Association issued a warning for the players willing to tour the country a day later the PCB had made its plans public.
Regarding the FICA statement Clarke said: “I haven't read that statement in full, I was far more interested in coming here for myself before I open that conversation, which will take place.”