Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan knowledgeable that that they had despatched an official invitation to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to tour Pakistan to play three-match T20I collection in January 2021.
England haven’t visited Pakistan for the reason that 2005-06 season when the group toured for a Check and one-day collection. The nations had stopped touring Pakistan after the assault on the bus of Sri Lankan gamers in 2006. However the Asian nation was profitable in bringing again cricket at dwelling final yr in October after they hosted bilateral collection in opposition to Sri Lanka.
England more likely to arrive in Pakistan in January: PCB
PCB CEO acknowledged that they’ve created a window in January subsequent yr to host England. Earlier, Pakistan had toured England when coronavirus instances had been rising quickly worldwide. Khan mentioned that it was a brave choice to ship our gamers at well being threat, however we agreed to play to renew cricket.
“Sure, we’ve got now despatched an official invitation to the ECB inviting them to ship their group and have additionally created a window between 13 and 20 January to play the three T20 collection,” Khan instructed a Pakistani channel.
“After we took the choice of sending the group to England, we had been fearful due to the COVID-19 and bio-security bubble conditions and a few folks additionally voiced their considerations that is likely to be placing our gamers right into a well being threat,” Khan conceded.
“It wasn’t simple for us when some 10 gamers examined constructive previous to leaving for the tour,” he recalled. “However we despatched the group as a result of we felt that it was crucial to renew cricket actions and the resumption of world cricket trusted how properly the bio-secure bubble labored within the collection.”
Wasim Khan is assured that England will come as he hopes that different nations will even get aspire to tour Pakistan after the English males’s arrival.
“We’re very assured they’ll come and if that occurs it is going to be nice for Pakistan cricket as it’s going to open the doorways for different prime groups like Australia and New Zealand to additionally come to Pakistan.”
Pakistan had earlier this yr hosted bilateral collection in opposition to Bangladesh. Additionally, the primary time the Pakistan Tremendous League was hosted at their dwelling this yr.