The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has cancelled a warm-up tour in Pakistan for each its males’s and ladies’s groups following final week’s safety considerations expressed by New Zealand.
The groups had been every scheduled to play two T20 worldwide matches on 13 and 14 October in Rawalpindi, with the ladies’s facet on account of keep on for additional internationals from 17-21 October.
The ECB says it’s “sincerely sorry” for the choice, made “reluctantly”, and that members “perceive that this resolution can be a big disappointment to the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board)”.
The transfer comes three days after New Zealand Cricket deserted its males’s limited-overs tour of Pakistan, saying it had been warned of a attainable assault exterior Rawalpindi Stadium.
The ECB stated: “The psychological and bodily well-being of our gamers and help employees stays our highest precedence and that is much more vital given the instances we’re at present dwelling in.
“We all know there are rising considerations about travelling to the area and consider that going forward will add additional stress to a taking part in group who’ve already coped with a protracted interval of working in restricted COVID environments.”