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We either play in Pakistan or we won’t play: PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani on England’s 2022 tour

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani on Friday acknowledged that England’s 2022 tour of Pakistan won’t happen at a impartial venue. England are presently scheduled to play three Tests and 5 ODIs in Pakistan in 2022.

Pointing in direction of worldwide cricket matches that have been held in Pakistan in the final couple of years, Mani stated the nation stays secure for sports activities.

“I don’t think there will be any reason for England not to come,” Mani was quoted as saying by BBC Sport. “I’m very clear that we won’t play in third countries. We either play in Pakistan or we won’t play.”

Test cricket not too long ago returned to Pakistan after a decade — following the terrorist assault on the Sri Lankan group bus in Lahore in 2009 — as Bangladesh travelled to the nation earlier this yr.

In 2019, Pakistan performed a T20I collection towards ICC’s World XI whereas West Indies and Sri Lanka additionally took half in respective T20I collection in the nation. Mani acknowledged worldwide gamers who took half in such collection did’t have any issues throughout their keep in the nation.

“Pakistan is safe,” Mani added. “For some groups which have come we have had very tight safety, such as you would have for a head of state.

“By the time the MCC got here, they wished to get out and play golf. They went sightseeing, they went to eating places.

“We’ve got two years before England come and I hope by then things have settled down and there will be more freedom of movement,” he added.

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