England tour to Pakistan in worries due to players security concerns

Suhaib Ahmed

19th Aug, 2021. 06:37 pm
England tour to Pakistan in worries due to players security concerns

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will evaluate the security ahead of England’s tour to Pakistan this October due to the worries over the issues in neighboring country Afghanistan.

England is scheduled to tour Pakistan for the first time in 16 years in October, with the men’s team playing 2 T20s in Rawalpindi and the women’s team playing 2 T20s and 3 ODIs.

The ongoing situation in Afghanistan during the past few days has ‘raised concerns about potential new security issues in neighboring Pakistan’.

An ECB spokesperson quoted, “For any tour, there’s ongoing security procedures and checks. We continue to plan for the men’s and women’s tour of Pakistan this autumn,”

Yesterday, it was reported that the New Zealand team have also raised security concerns after the Taliban take over Afghanistan.

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) independent security consultant Reg Dickason will tour Pakistan the following week to ensure the security situation here, and his report based on a detailed evaluation will make the final decision whether they will tour Pakistan or not.

 

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