New Delhi. There is again a threat to the organization of international cricket in Pakistan. Recently, New Zealand canceled the tour a few minutes before the start of the first match. He took this step for security reasons. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was upset with this decision. England’s men’s and women’s teams also have to tour Pakistan next month. Regarding the tour, former captain Michael Vaughan said that it is better to play in the UAE than to cancel the tour. The men’s team has to play 2 T20 matches in Pakistan before the T20 World Cup.
Michael Vaughan wrote on social media, ‘It is better to have the England series in the UAE than to cancel the tour due to the insecurity in Pakistan. It would be a wise decision in my opinion. It is expected that the matches against the women’s and men’s team can be played instead of being canceled. However, Vaughan’s suggestion is also a setback for the PCB, because due to the match being held in the UAE, the PCB will not be able to conduct matches in the country. Once again there fans may have to wait for international matches.
BCCI also eyeing the tour
The BCCI will also have an eye on England’s tour of Pakistan. 10 players from England are landing in IPL. But in view of the Pakistan series, the ECB has asked 9 players to come home before the playoffs. That is, if the team goes on a tour of Pakistan, then the players of England will not be able to play in the knockout matches of the T20 league. Earlier, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes and David Malan had decided to pull out of the tournament.
Australia board concerned about security
Cricket Australia (CA) is also keeping an eye on the changes taking place in Pakistan. The team has to tour Pakistan in February-March next year. The team has not come to Pakistan since 1998. In such a situation, this tour is going to be very important for PCB. International cricket was started in Pakistan in 2015 after the attack on Sri Lankan team in 2009. That is, had to wait for about 6 years.