Lahore: Pakistan cricket team’s tour of England paved the way when the Prime Minister gave the green signal.
Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani met the Prime Minister and Chief Patron Imran Khan in Islamabad yesterday. He allowed the national team to tour England. On this occasion, the Prime Minister said that cricket is in the blood of Pakistanis.
All sports activities are suspended due to Corona, we want the field to be settled soon, hopefully sports-loving fans will be able to see their favorite players in action soon.
The Chairman PCB took the Prime Minister into confidence on the major changes taking place in the Board. He also gave a briefing on various issues including international and domestic cricket and financial matters.
The Prime Minister directed the Board to conduct its affairs in a transparent manner. According to sources, he also asked not to fire anyone in the difficult situation created by Corona.
On the other hand, PCB and ECB officials have been contacted by telephone. The two boards had a positive discussion regarding the national team’s tour of England.
According to sources, Pakistan submitted its requests to England before the proposed schedule. A full response to the arrangements is expected this weekend, at which time the final schedule may also come to light.
It may be recalled that the PCB, which has avoided training camps in Pakistan due to corona virus, wants to send the squad to England in the last week of this month.
According to the proposed schedule, the guest cricketers will arrive in Birmingham on a special flight from Pakistan and will be quarantined in a bio-secure environment.
A total of 29 cricketers selected for the Test and T20 format will also play practice matches. The next two long format matches will be played in Southampton at intervals of 3, 3 days. The T20 matches will also be played in Southampton from August 28 to September 1.
According to sources and the number of players and officials has been agreed between the England Cricket Board, the next step is to finalize the schedule for which the ECB is finalizing the administrative matters.
According to media reports, the name of Derbyshire has also been considered for the training of the Pakistan team but the final decision will be taken in the next few days.