PCB to make backup plans for England’s 2022 tour, says Ramiz Raja: PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja recently stated that if England withdraws from the series. Pakistan will make a backup plan for the England Tour in 2022. Ramiz Raja also admitted that in the past week. It felt like being used by the Pakistan Cricket Committee and thrown in the trash. England plans to travel to Pakistan in November and December 2022 for three tests and five ODIs. Ever since the European Central Bank announced. On Monday that it would withdraw from its trip to Pakistan in October this year. Ramiz did not go that far at the press conference on Tuesday. He stated that he had raised the issue with his ECB colleague Ian Watmore and stated that the PCB thinks it “has been using it.”
PCB officials have been talking about the possibility of even canceling the England series so they don’t have to worry about moving out at the last minute.
“Last week, New Zealand suddenly abandoned their trip on the grounds of security threats.
“I spoke to Ian [Watmore] about this and I said what is the guarantee of England coming back in 2022 and playing because a month before that tour you can easily quote tiredness, players being spooked, or sick of living in a bubble, or a threat perception not being shared with us. He clearly had no answer to that, so we’ll have a backup plan for sure,” Ramiz said.
“In going out of our way to accommodate, to adjust to international demands, to be a responsible part of the fraternity and in return we get a response from the ECB that the players were spooked by NZ withdrawal – what does that mean? We offered them housing just next door to the stadium in Lahore in the NHPC (National High-Performance Centre). It was about helping a member of the cricket fraternity when they needed you most and we didn’t get that from the ECB,” he revealed.
The chairman of PCB first tweeted that they would go to ICC to solve this problem. He also said that the three countries operate world cricket and everything is for the self-interest of the game.