The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has agreed “in principle” to tour England in July after an in depth assembly by means of video hyperlink was held with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday, in keeping with the board’s chief government, Wasim Khan.
England are scheduled to host Pakistan for 3 Exams from July 30, adopted by three Twenty20 internationals, however with the UK struggling to comprise Covid-19, Khan had stated earlier this week that the PCB would wait just a few extra weeks earlier than confirming a call.
“We had a really detailed and complete dialogue with the ECB on Friday concerning the tour and PCB has now agreed in precept to ship our cricket workforce to England in July,” Khan instructed DawnNewsTV in an unique interview.
The PCB chief government stated he’ll temporary Take a look at captain Azhar Ali and ODI and T20 captain Babar Azam on the tour subsequent week, including that the entire gamers shall be briefed absolutely on England’s preparations for the tour.
Reiterating his remarks from earlier this week when he assured the nation that gamers’ well being and security shall be stored as first precedence earlier than any resolution on the tour is finalised, Khan stated there shall be no compromise on the matter and that gamers is not going to be pressured to journey if they don’t wish to.
“If a player doesn’t want to go, we will accept their decision and take no disciplinary action,” Khan stated, including, nonetheless, that based mostly on his data, each participant desires to hitch the tour.
In accordance with Khan, the PCB will search permission from the federal government earlier than making the ultimate announcement.
Sharing the preliminary plan concerning the tour, Khan stated 25 gamers will journey to England on 4 chartered flights within the first week of July and that the sequence shall be performed behind closed doorways after the gamers have accomplished their quarantine intervals.
“Manchester and Southampton will be the likely venues for the Test series and the ECB will announce a third venue soon,” Khan stated.
“Biosecurity arrangements will be made by the host country and medical staff will remain with our team throughout the tour. We will test all our players and regular temperature checks will be ensured. It’s very important that cricket is revived during these challenging times,” he added.
In his remarks, the PBC chief government additionally stated he’s hopeful that each the English and Australian cricket groups will tour Pakistan in 2022.