Imagine playing sport in a country where homosexuality is illegal and carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment! Where blasphemy is punishable by death! Where you can be thrown in jail for drinking alcohol in public! And don’t forget to dress modestly. Bare shoulders? Shorts? No-nos.
Yes, when England’s cricketers and supporters arrive in Pakistan this weekend they must tread carefully. But must they also follow the example of the England football team and declare their unwavering support for calling out discrimination whenever and wherever it is found? And must the British media use this three-match Test tour to test Pakistan’s liberal credentials and workers’ rights?