Inzamam-ul-Haq, the former Pakistan captain, said he was willing to talk to players who are unsure of visiting the country. "Pakistan is a safe country and we are capable of hosting the event in a befitting and peaceful manner," he told telepk.com. "If a player has any concern, I am happy to talk to them.
"As someone who has played at the highest level, I would never advise cricketers to put their lives or careers at stake. But I firmly believe Pakistan is a safe place to play cricket and the players should trust the ICC, the PCB and the Pakistan government.
"Pakistan is a sport loving country and by pulling out, they will be denying the opportunity to millions of local supporters who want to see them in action. There are always two sides to the picture, and I think the players need to see the other side of the picture to get to the bottom of the reasons for these acts of violence. They are not attempted or targeted at cricketers."