LONDON: After a prolonged silence, England Cricket Board (ECB) has finally apologises for cancelling Pakistan’s scheduled tour, earlier this month.
On the 13th and 14th of October, England held two T20Is at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.
Chairman Ian Watmore apologised for last week’s late withdrawal in his first public comments since the ECB outraged Pakistan by dropping out of two Twenty20 matches slated for Rawalpindi next month.
The ECB boss reiterated that England will commit to a full tour next winter, which would include three Tests and five one-day internationals.
The departure of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) from the men’s and women’s teams’ tour to Pakistan has angered UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other senior officials, according to sources.
Pakistan safe country: UK HC to Pakistan
British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner termed Pakistan as a safe country saying that the England cricket team’s tour was not cancelled over security concerns.
The British High Commissioner dispelled an impression that the tour from the England team was cancelled over security concerns.
“It is an unfortunate day for all of us,” he said while adding that Pakistan is a safe country and he considers himself safe there.