England tour of Pakistan cancelled: Ramiz Raja devastated as ECB withdraws playing in Pakistan

England tour of Pakistan cancelled: PCB chief Ramiz Raja was left devastated as ECB withdraws playing in Pakistan
England tour of Pakistan cancelled: PCB chief Ramiz Raja was left devastated as ECB withdraws playing in Pakistan

England tour of Pakistan cancelled: Pakistan cricket chief Ramiz Raja was devasted as ECB pulled out of their tour of Pakistan. The PCB chief said that England had failed his nation’s cricket team by pulling out of its tour next month.

“Disappointed with England, pulling out of their commitment and failing a member of their Cricket fraternity when it needed it most,” tweeted the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman.

 “Survive we will inshallah. A wake up call for Pak team to become the best team in the world for teams to line up to play them without making excuses.

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How cricket fraternity reacted: England tour of Pakistan cancelled

 England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday announced that they have withdrawn from the Pakistan tour in October.

England tour of Pakistan cancelled: Earlier this year, ECB had agreed to play two additional T20 World Cup warm-up games in Pakistan in October, adding a short women’s tour with double headers alongside the men’s games.

The development came days after New Zealand abandoned the limited-overs series against Pakistan at the last minute due to security issues.

Official Statement from the ECB Board state: “The ECB Board convened this weekend to discuss these extra England Women’s and Men’s games in Pakistan and we can confirm that the Board has reluctantly decided to withdraw both teams from the October trip.”
As per the statement, the mental and physical well-being of England’s players and support staff remains the highest priority of ECB. “We know there are increasing concerns about travelling to the region and believe that going ahead will add further pressure to a playing group who have already coped with a long period of operating in restricted Covid environments.”

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