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Wasim Bari cautions the players

Karachi: Former captain and senior PCB official Wasim Bari has cautioned the players to be alert throughout the India tour to avoid controversies.

Bari, who is now a PCB director, advised the players to remain focused on just cricket. “There is always lot of glamour and glitz for the players whenever we go to India and our players must be careful they are not seduced by these things on the coming tour.

“Many of the players in the national team have not been to India on a full tour and that is going to count for a lot because playing in India is a totally different experience from touring other countries for a youngster,” he said.

“They must be on their guard all the time or else they will find themselves in the middle of some controversy or issue,” he added.

Pakistan are due to tour India from December 22 to play three one-day Internationals and two T20 matches.

Bari said that the series would be a tough test for the Pakistan team. “But we have the players to respond to this challenge the only thing is they must be 100 per cent focused on cricket.”