The final decision on Pakistan’s tour of England will be made in June, PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said, adding that conditions there are still bad due to Corona, the safety of the players must be taken into consideration, assurance for a return tour. This is not the time to do it, but if the MCC team can come, then England and Australia have no reason to refuse.
Talking to media in Lahore, Wasim Khan reiterated his earlier stance that no compromise would be made on the health and safety of the players in the case of England tour. We are in full touch with the ECB, both boards. Relevant representatives of the party will attend the conference call on May 15.
PCB Chief Executive Steve Harmison, Director Cricket Ashley Giles along with Chief Medical Officer and Director International Cricket Operations will be present. Chief Selector and Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq, Director International Cricket Zakir Khan Medical panel Dr. Sohail Saleem will discuss, on this occasion what will be the prospects of the series, the conference call will only be planning, we will be able to make a decision regarding the series in June.
To a question, he said that this is not the right time to seek any assurance from the ECB regarding the return visit to Pakistan but the MCC cricket team can visit Pakistan, the Cricket Australia delegation may also come, then England and Australia. There is no reason not to come to Pakistan in 22-2021. The chief executive said conditions in England were “very bad” at the moment, adding that he was talking about a bio-security system, but also had to arrange flights and hotels for players to come and go and stay.
Wasim Khan said that the most important thing is the health and safety of the players because the more time they spend in England, the more exposure they get. The next 12 months are very important. In this situation, the whole cricket family has to move forward with one thought. ۔ “The next 12 months of the PCB will be satisfactory, but after a period of 18 months, we may also face financial issues. Hopefully, cricket will start by then,” he said.