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Despite floods, England committed to its tour of Pakistan

LONDON: Despite Pakistan’s recent flooding disaster, the England and Wales Cricket Board remains committed to the next T20 tour of Pakistan.

Due to security reasons, England has not played in Pakistan since 2005, and last year, they abruptly cancelled a scheduled series.

The decision infuriated the Pakistan Cricket Board, which increased the importance of England’s visit for a seven-match T20 series beginning on September 20 for ties between the two nations.

Despite the greatest floods in Pakistani history, which have killed 1,200 dead and are still rising and submerged a third of the nation, matches are scheduled to go place in Karachi and Lahore, and there are presently no adjustments planned.

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Asked about the situation on Friday, Rob Key, managing director of men’s cricket at the ECB, said: “It’s a moving picture at the moment, there’s been a hell of a lot of communication between people out there and the ECB, the PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association).

“But it’s a trip we’re desperate to go on and it’s going to take a lot for us not to get out there.

“I think hopefully us going out there and playing will be a positive for what’s been a pretty harrowing time for the people of that country.

“I’m really looking forward to getting out there.”

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