ECB will be indebted to Pakistan for touring England
The Pakistan cricket team is touring England in the midst of an epidemic like the West Indies. Wasim Akram, the former captain of the subcontinent team, thinks that the ECB will be indebted to Pakistan for this visit. He said Pakistan visited England even in the midst of the epidemic. England should also go to Pakistan for the return tour now.
All international cricket was shut down in March this year due to Corona. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) then returned to cricket with a Test series against the West Indies from 6 July. In the midst of the epidemic, the Caribbeans gained a reputation in world cricket by visiting England.
England last toured Pakistan in the 2005-06 season. In 2009, Pakistani militants carried out a terrorist attack on a bus carrying a visiting Sri Lankan team. Since then, international cricket has been banned in Pakistan. However, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, West Indies and Bangladesh have toured Pakistan in the last one and a half years.
The West Indies have played a three-match Test series against England in the ongoing epidemic. Pakistan is also playing a three-match series. The second Test of the series is underway in Southampton. Had the West Indies and Pakistan not made the tour, the ECB would have suffered huge financial losses.
According to the ICC’s future schedule, England will play a three-match Test series in Pakistan by the end of 2022. In the current context, Akram said he should go to England for that visit. “England owes a lot to Pakistan for the boys coming here to play,” Akram told Sky Sports. So England should go on a scheduled visit to Pakistan.
Akram said many England players have played in the last Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 cricket. Therefore, the England players playing in the PSL should inform the ECB about the security of Pakistan.
“England’s Alex Hales-Chris Jordan played for the Karachi Kings in the PSL,” he said. They liked it, enjoyed it, they were very well looked after and I must give credit to the government of Pakistan, Pakistan Cricket Board, Pakistan team and staff.
The series against the West Indies took place at Ruddhadar Stadium. The series against Pakistan is going on in the same way. In a bio-safety environment, the ECB is organizing the series in compliance with all hygiene rules. Pakistan will also play a three-match T20 series at the end of the Test series.
Akram said, “Pakistan cricketers have been here in a sterile environment for almost two and a half months. So, if all goes well, England should go on a tour of Pakistan. I promise, there will be maximum security for them on and off the field and the stadium will be full of spectators in every match. ‘