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‘I think the same thing would apply too if it were Bangladesh’

‘I think the same thing would apply too if it were Bangladesh’

Australia batter Usman Khawaja has criticised England and New Zealand for pulling out of their tours to Pakistan, reports BBC.

The Pakistan-born player added that he believes such decisions would not have been taken if the tours were to India.

New Zealand's men pulled out because of a "security alert", while England withdrew their men's and women's teams on the grounds of player welfare.

"I feel it's very easy for players and organisations to say no to Pakistan, because it's Pakistan," said Khawaja.

"I think the same thing would apply too if it were Bangladesh.

"But nobody would say no to India, if they're in the same situation. Money talks, we all know that, and that's probably a big part of it."