LAHORE - Pakistan coach and former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson criticised Cricket Australia for boycotting the Champions Trophy in Pakistan. In an interview with The Canberra Times, he said that the perception 10000 miles away from Pakistan is different than living the country.  "Cricket Australia made the decision for whatever reasons: obviously, they feel it's safer in India than Pakistan, and we all hope it is," he said. "But I simply wouldn't be in Pakistan if I didn't think it was safe. I put my money where my mouth is in that department. "The perception of Pakistan from 10,000 miles away is pretty different to when you are in there, living and breathing the place. "For Pakistan's cricket fans, they look forward to a big major tournament like the Champions Trophy. "Cricket is the major activity in Pakistan, not just sport: it's their livelihood. Essentially the Champions Trophy was going to be 212 weeks, and they will be in India a lot longer than that." Meanwhile, Lawson believes paceman Doug Bollinger should make his Test debut during the four-match series in India, which starts next week. Despite the forecast for spin-friendly pitches, Lawson said Australia's quicks could get the job done. The Pakistan coach said NSW left-arm quick Bollinger would complement Australian pace trio Brett Lee, Stuart Clark and Mitchell Johnson. "I'm very pleased he is in the squad. I've had a lot to do with him when I was coaching NSW, and he has improved every season. He listens, learns, and has great enthusiasm," Lawson told The Canberra Times yesterday. "I do think he has earned his position and he deserves to be there. "You always need a left-handed bowler in the mix, basically because there are more left-handed batsmen around now." Lawson, who has been Pakistan coach since July last year, said it wasn't crucial to play a specialist spinner in India. "Clark, Lee, and Johnson: they are all very experienced, the side is still very strong," he said. "I don't think spin bowling will play much of a role. "We were over there for the series in December, and spin didn't have much of an effect." The two spinners in Australia's squad Bryce McGain and Jason Krejza are yet to make their Test debut.