LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja on Monday expressed his disappointment over England Cricket Board s (ECB) decision to call off the men s and women s cricket tours.
Ramiz Raja said England has failed a member of their cricket fraternity when it needed it the most.
"Disappointed with England, pulling out of their commitment & failing a member of their Cricket fraternity when it needed it most. Survive we will inshallah," Ramiz Raja wrote on his twitter handle.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 20, 2021
The PCB chairman further said that it is a wake up call for Pakistan team to become world beaters for other teams to line up to play against them without making excuses.
"A wake up call for Pak team to become the best team in the world for teams to line up to play them without making excuse," he said.
England have withdrawn their men’s and women’s teams from next month’s tour of Pakistan, the country’s cricket board (ECB) said on Monday, three days after New Zealand abandoned their tour of the country amid security concerns.
The England teams were each scheduled to play two Twenty20 international matches on Oct. 13 and 14 in Rawalpindi, with the women s side due to stay on for a three-match one-day international series from Oct. 17-21.
New Zealand abruptly abandoned their tour of Pakistan on Friday citing a security alert, in a massive blow to the South Asian country s hopes of staging regular international cricket.
The tour was due to get underway with the first of three one-dayers in Rawalpindi on Friday but the New Zealand team did not travel to the stadium.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern backed New Zealand Cricket s decision to end the tour.
A Cricket Australia spokesperson said the organisation was monitoring the situation and would "talk with the relevant authorities once more information becomes known".