The England and Wales Cricket Board, on Monday called off their tour to Pakistan. The ECB released a statement on Monday informing that the safety of their players and support staff was their first priority and that they were pulling out of the series.
“The ECB Board convened this weekend to discuss these extra England Women’s and Men’s games in Pakistan and we can confirm that the Board has reluctantly decided to withdraw both teams from the October trip,” England Cricket said in a statement.
Ramiz Raja, Shoaib Akhtar Reacts
After England called off the tour, Pakistan Cricket Board put out a video of Raja speaking on the matter and said that they were highly disappointed with ECB’s decision.
“Disappointed with England, pulling out of their commitment & failing a member of their Cricket fraternity when it needed it most. Survive we will inshallah. A wake-up call for Pak team to become the best team in the world for teams to line up to play them without making excuses,” said Raja.
England men’s and women’s teams were scheduled to play Twenty20 matches in Rawalpindi next month.