LONDON – Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) choice to tour England regardless of the dangers of travelling through the COVID-19 pandemic was not a part of a reciprocal settlement nevertheless it now expects its English counterpart to ‘do the right thing’ in 2022.
Pakistan are the second take a look at crew, after West Indies, to tour England this summer time. They’ll play three checks, the primary starting on Wednesday, and three Twenty20 Internationals in bio-secure venues in Manchester and Southampton. England final visited Pakistan in 2005 and are slated to return in 2022, however the high groups have up to now declined to tour since a 2009 assault on Sri Lanka’s crew bus in Lahore.
PCB Chief Govt Wasim Khan mentioned on Thursday that the tour of England would stand them in good stead. “Will that benefit Pakistan cricket in future? Of course it will,” he informed a PCB podcast. “Have we struck a deal with them right now for them to come? … Of course we didn’t. Now is not the time to do that. It’s all about timing. “Conversations will take place with ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) and they will do the right thing by us as well.”
After years of staging ‘home’ checks in impartial venues attributable to safety issues, Pakistan performed their first take a look at on dwelling soil since 2009 in opposition to Sri Lanka in December final 12 months and have hosted Bangladesh this 12 months. Khan mentioned the PCB had put the sport’s pursuits forward of its personal. “We are making decisions not just for what’s good for Pakistan, but what’s right for global cricket. “Showing solidarity is absolutely the right thing for us to be doing. West Indies are doing it, we’ve done it.”