England tour to Pakistan next month in doubt
After the cancellation of the New Zealand cricket team’s tour to Pakistan on the issue of security threats, a tour of the English team in October has also become in doubt.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, the English and Wales Cricket Board would respond to the PCB in the next 24 to 48 hours regarding the tour in October 2021.
As per the initial schedule, some T20 matches were fixed between the English cricket team and the Pakistani team in Rawalpindi before the World T20 on October 13 and 14.
While England women's team was also scheduled to come to Pakistan in October for a three-match ODI series and two T20Is.
It will be the English women’s team's first trip to the country, with the tour running alongside the England men's white-ball tour and featuring double-headers for both T20Is. England Women will then stay in Karachi for their one-day fixtures on October 18, 20 and 22.
Clare Connor, the ECB's managing director of women's cricket, said she was "delighted" with the announcement.
"The England Women's cricket team has never toured Pakistan before so this is another important step in our history and journey," Connor said. "Not only will this be a cricket tour that provides valuable competitive opportunity to both teams, it should also serve as another powerful and positive message as we drive forward our equality ambitions for more women and girls to derive empowerment through the sport.
Reporter: Hafiz Shahbaz