British Head Of State Boris Johnson has revealed anger at the England as well as Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) decision to cancel the tour to Pakistan scheduled for November, according to a report released in The Times.
The ECB’s decision had actually come three days after New Zealand abandoned their trip of Pakistan, pointing out a “security threat” mins before the very first ODI suit was set up to start at the Rawalpindi Cricket Arena– an action that surprised Pakistan’s cricket society and fans.
The men’s group of England was expected to tour Pakistan after a void of 16 years, whereas the women’s team was coming right here for the very first time to play 2 T20 suits.
Sharing factors for the termination of the tour, the ECB pointed out problems over the players’ mental and physical well-being. Interestingly, the ECB declaration did not discuss safety and security as a premises for the termination unlike the New Zealand cricket board.
‘ Broken connections’
The Times record quoted the British premier and also senior ministers of the Republic Office as saying that the decision “has actually harmed connections between the UK as well as the Pakistan government”.
The record, nevertheless, mentioned that the ECB agreed to continue with the trip but the Team England Player Partnership (TEPP)– an unit of the athletes’ union standing for England’s main acquired players– stepped in, which ultimately resulted in the cancellation of the tour.
A clipping of The Times write-up.
Reacting to The Times record, the TEPP speaker informed The Daily Mail, that “the TEPP was not even asked about the scenic tour going on”.
” At no stage has the ECB ever asked Team England Gamer Collaboration or the groups, men and women, whether the trip ought to go ahead or whether gamers were prepared to explore Pakistan,” the speaker stated.
He included that the ECB board met last Sunday to mull over on the scenic tour to Pakistan.
” That mid-day we were notified the trip had actually been terminated. Team England Player Partnership was not asked for our input as well as we were not associated with the decision to cancel the excursion,” he underscored.
Not the UK govt’s choice
A day after the ECB revealed to call off the tour, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner had released a video message, insisting the payment did not advise against England cricket’s tour of Pakistan on safety grounds.
He had emphasised that the decision to terminate the tour was taken by the ECB, “which is independent of the British government, based upon concerns for player welfare”.