Mon. Sep 21st, 2020
Reuters


England need to tour Pakistan in 2022 reciprocating the stop by of Azhar Ali and his guys in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan speed fantastic Wasim Akram mentioned.

The England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison has thanked West Indies and Pakistan for touring England amid the pandemic this summer season, sparing the ECB substantial monetary reduction.

Akram mentioned England really should return the favour in 2022.

“You boys owe Pakistan cricket, and the nation, a good deal, with the boys coming more than right here,” former Pakistan captain Akram informed Sky Sports activities Cricket.

“They’ve been right here practically two-and-half months in the bio-safe setting,” he mentioned, referring to precautions that have incorporated zones off-limits to any person other than gamers and officials. Matches have been played devoid of spectators.

“So if almost everything goes nicely, England really should tour Pakistan,” mentioned Akram, arguably the best left-arm pacer.

“I guarantee you they’ll get looked just after on and off the discipline there and just about every game will be a packed residence.”

Best teams have declined to tour Pakistan given that a 2009 militant assault on the Sri Lanka group bus in the city of Lahore.

England final toured Pakistan in 2005-six but Akram was hopeful the participation of English gamers in Pakistan’s franchise-based mostly Twenty20 competitors would aid allay England’s security worries.

“The English gamers have been there for the Pakistan Super League in our group, Karachi Kings – Alex Hales and Chris Jordan,” Akram, bowling coach of the franchise, mentioned.

“They loved it, they appreciated it, they acquired looked just after superbly, so the PSL is a phase in the ideal route.”

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