London: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Ian Whatmore has apologized to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the cancellation of the men’s and women’s team’s tour of Pakistan and assured that the board will continue with three Tests and five ODIs next year. will visit for.
Whatmore issued a statement saying, ‘I am deeply sorry for those who are feeling hurt or disappointed by our decision, especially in Pakistan. The decision taken by the board was very difficult and the board took this decision keeping in mind the safety and mental health of our players and staff.
Whatmore also told the Daily Mail on Tuesday that the board had not consulted the England players before making its decision.
England to tour Pakistan
Whatmore said, ‘The board took the decision based on its decision. Had we decided to go ahead with the tour, we would have had to propose to the players, but it didn’t reach there.
“We have recommended a proper tour of Pakistan next year, a scheduled tour and we will go ahead with the plan,” he said. It will take us more time to plan that tour. I don’t know if you’ve read the mind of US President Joe Biden, but I didn’t know if he was going to evacuate Afghanistan or New Zealand would be out on his tour.
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