The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, and the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ehsan Mani, met on Tuesday in Islamabad where they discussed the fate of Pakistan tour of England.
The reports disclosed that Imran Khan has given the green signals to commence the Pakistan tour of England. Imran told Mani that cricket shall be commenced as the fans have been deprived of sports for so long.
PM Imran Khan gives green signals for Pakistan tour of England
“The prime minister advised Mani that Pakistan team ought to go to England for the Test and T20 matches as individuals wish to see cricket and different sports activities actions to renew regardless of the coronavirus pandemic,” a PCB official stated, based on the reviews on Hindustan Times.
Pakistan is to kick off its cricket season after a long time as the Coronavirus pandemic had affected the sports across the globe adversely. The two teams will be featured in three tests and as many T20Is.
This time, the T20 side is to be led by Babar Azam whereas, Azhar Ali has a hold on test matches captaincy. The matches will be held behind closed doors in order to avoid the spreading of the Coronavirus. Along with that, many major safety precautions would be taken.
The teams will be isolated for 14-days before kicking off cricket to avoid further involvement of the Coronavirus. However, the game will continue with new guidelines for the play, i.e, ban of saliva.
The board has prohibited the national players to take their families along with them on the Pakistan tour of England in the upcoming days.
The decision has been taken due to the spreading of the Coronavirus, the situations are getting worse, especially in Pakistan, where the numbers have crossed up to 1 Lac and 30 Thousand. The tour will be commenced by 30th July where both teams will sign in to a test match at the iconic Lord’s ground.