Pakistan offers insurance to foreign cricketers

The world professional cricketers’ union has warned players against taking part in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), due to start in March, because of the “unmanageable” security risk.

Pakistan is struggling with a homegrown Islamist insurgency and suffers bombings and shootings on an almost daily basis.

No international cricket has been played in the country since militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus during a Test match in Lahore in 2009.

Players stand to earn between $25,000 and $100,000 for taking part in the two-week tournament.

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