RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa hosted a dinner at the Army House for cricketing legends Sir Vivian Richards and Ian Chappell here on Friday.
According to a statement issued by military’s media wing, General Baja thanked the cricketing duo for visiting Pakistan.
Director general Intra Services Public Relations, Major Asif Ghafoor shared a picture of General Bajwa along with Richards and Chappell who are part of PTV’s cricket panel for the Champions Trophy 2017.
COAS hosted dinner at Army House for cricket legends Sir Vivian Richards and Ian Chappell. Thanked them for visiting Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/ia1bJQ3Iop
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) June 16, 2017
Earlier, last week, both the cricketers met former cricket captain and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supremo Imran Khan at Bani Gala.
Had Iftari today with 2 cricketing greats: greatest batsman of my time Viv Richards & my inspiration as captain Ian Chappell pic.twitter.com/cH0nx80Km2
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 10, 2017
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell had earlier said that he was feeling safer in Pakistan than in England.
He said this while talking in state-run PTV Sports’ special transmission for ICC Champions’ Trophy 2017. The cricketer said he has only been in Pakistan for just a few days but he is feeling safe.
The former Australian cricketer asked international teams that if they were not visiting Pakistan because of security, what would they do with England in a crisis situation.
“That is the question I would ask the cricket administrators… You are not coming to Pakistan because of dangers and so on but now what are you going to do with England with all these things,” he said, stressing the need for a level playing field.