England call off Pakistan tour after Newzealand security scare

England call off Pakistan tour after Newzealand security scare

England has withdrawn its men's and women's teams from next month's tournament in Pakistan, the country's cricket board (ECB) said on Monday, three days after New Zealand abandoned its tour of the country amid security concerns.The England teams are scheduled to play two Twenty20 Internationals in Rawalpindi on October 13 and 14, with the women's team on a three-match ODI series from October 17-21  

"The ECB Council discussed these additional women's and men's games from England to Pakistan later this week and we can confirm that the Council has reluctantly decided to withdraw both teams from the October tour," the ECB said in a statement.  has decided."“The mental and physical well-being of players and our support staff remains our top priority and is even more important given the times we live in today.

“We know there are growing concerns about travel in the region and we believe moving forward will put additional pressure on a sporting group already facing prolonged periods of operation in a restricted COVID environment.  Used to be."The ECB said that under such circumstances the men's team in the tournament would not be ideal preparation for next month's Twenty20 World Cup."We understand that this decision will be a significant disappointment for the PCB, which has worked tirelessly to host the return of international cricket in its home country,"

He added. "We sincerely regret the impact this has had on cricket in Pakistan and we emphasize our continued commitment to our core tourism plans for 2022." PCB dischargedPCB chairman Rameez Raja said he was disappointed with the ECB's decision, but added that the Pakistani team would "survive". "Disappointed with England, who withdrew their commitment and failed a member of their cricket fraternity when they needed it most," Raja wrote on Twitter.

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