National team fast bowler Mohammad Amir and middle-order batsman Haris Sohail have apologized for being available for the tour of England and Fawad Alam is likely to be included in the squad after Haris Sohail’s resignation.
The Pakistan team is scheduled to tour England in August-September this year in which 3 Tests and 3 T20 matches will be played.
A statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that the tour of both the players to England was unavailable.
The PCB said fast bowler Mohammad Aamir and middle-order batsman Haris Sohail had apologized for leaving for England due to private engagements.
Mohammad Aamir is expected to give birth in August, while Haris Sohail apologized for the visit due to family reasons.
The PCB has announced that it will send a large contingent of 28 players and 14 player support staff to England.
The board said that Pakistan’s squad for the series would be announced soon.
It should be noted that due to the corona virus, sports activities all over the world including cricket are closed.
The Pakistan team had participated in the Pakistan Super League for the last time but due to a virus the event was stopped in the middle and the play-off matches could not take place.
The series between England and the West Indies this month will re-establish the golden field of cricket and due to Corona, the International Cricket Council has also introduced new rules.
Aamir is expecting a baby, which is why he doesn’t visit England under normal circumstances, but Harris Sohail has apologized for the possible visit for fear of the virus.
According to sources, Harris Sohail apologized for visiting England at the insistence of his family due to fear of Corona.
Reliable sources further said that Harris Sohail and his family were not in favor of going with Harris’ team due to fear of corona virus.
The national team batsman is still safe from the virus and he and his family are in good health, but out of fear of Corona, Harris decided not to go to England as a precaution.
On the other hand, after the resignation of Harris Sohail, despite accumulating runs in domestic cricket, there is a strong possibility that the long-neglected Fawad Alam will be given a chance in the squad and XI.
It may be recalled that West Indies batsmen Shamron Heitmeier, Darren Bravo and all-rounder Chemo Powell had announced that they would not be part of the 25-member squad for the tour of England.
It is worth mentioning here that the Pakistan Cricket Board had already announced that the health of the players is the top priority and they will not put pressure on any player for the tour of England.