The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will review security ahead of a proposed tour of Pakistan this winter amid concerns over the conflict in neighboring Afghanistan. The series between Pakistan and England is to be held in October.
Englands team is going to tour Pakistan after 16 years, but there is still doubt about this series. Before the ICC T20 World Cup is to be held in UAE and Oman, a two-match T20 series between England and Pakistan is to be held in Rawalpindi and before this series, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has taken a big decision.
In fact, the ECB has decided to review the security ahead of the proposed tour of Pakistan in the winter this year amid concerns over the ongoing conflict in Pakistans neighboring country Afghanistan.
England is due to tour Pakistan in October for the first time in 16 years, with the mens team playing two T20s and the womens team playing two T20s and three ODIs in Rawalpindi.
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On the other hand, the Talibans capture of Afghanistan has raised concerns over new security issues in neighboring Pakistan. The Daily Mail quoted an ECB spokesperson as saying, "Security procedures and investigations are in place for any tour.
We are planning a tour of Pakistan this October, where both mens and womens teams will go for a limited-overs series. "
Pakistan was forced to play home international matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after a terrorist attack on a Sri Lankan team bus in 2009.
However, now international cricket has started in Pakistan and many countries have played there, but before every tour, the respective boards take stock of the security in Pakistan. After this, the tour gets the green signal. The England Cricket Board is doing the same thing.
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Not only this, players from many countries have been skipping tours at an individual level due to security concerns. In 2016, Englands Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan did not tour Bangladesh due to security reasons. However, Alex Hales later went on to play in the Pakistan Super League. Apart from this, many other players have also left the PSL.
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