11 Sep 2008

Malik fears Pakistan isolation

6:49 am on 11 September 2008

Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik fears the country will slip into cricket isolation if security concerns continue to prevent other teams from touring.

Pakistan cricket suffered two big setbacks this year with Australia postponing a test tour in March and the eight-nation Champions Trophy being postponed by the ICC last month because of security concerns.

Malik says it's depressing not having a test this year and the ICC needs to to step in and play a more decisive role.

Pakistan played its last test against India in December and their next test series is not until January when India tour.