Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Wasim Khan said on Saturday that sending the Pakistan cricket crew on a visit to England during the coronavirus pandemic was a serious intense call, including that in the current circumstance “cricket and COVID-19 should exist together”.
The PCB official offered the expression while addressing Geo News today. He said that the circumstance turned out to be very tense when cricket crew players began testing positive for COVID-19.
“Notwithstanding,” the authority stated, “for the rebuilding of world cricket and to keep it on target, it is basic to proceed with matches.”
“COVID-19 and cricket should exist together, there was no other explanation for this choice other than the [revival of] worldwide cricket,” he included.
Khan said that, “At whatever point we are asked in regards to our choice to continue with the visit to England, a similar inquiry ought to likewise be presented toward the West Indies cricket crew, which has additionally proceeded with booked matches.”
“The West Indies (cricket crew) chose to go to England when the circumstance was very more awful over yonder (because of the pandemic),” he stated, including that, sticking to this same pattern, the PCB authorities likewise settled on their choice.
He accentuated that choices dependent on security matters and those considering the coronavirus pandemic vary in their elements.
Talking on global cricket in Pakistan, the PCB official said that worldwide groups are changing their viewpoint in regards to Pakistan and they figure matches should occur here.
Prior in June, around 10 players had been kept separate from the England visit crew after they neglected to clear the coronavirus test.
Players Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain and Kashif Bhatti were among the individuals who tried positive in the first round. A couple of players consequently cleared a subsequent test and left for England to join the crew.
The Pakistan cricket crew is at present in England where they will play three Tests and the same number of T20Is.
The initial Test will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester from August 5-9, which will be trailed by consecutive Tests at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, from August 13-17 and August 21-25.
The activity will at that point come back to Manchester, with Old Trafford facilitating the three T20Is on August 28, 30 and September 1.