Southampton, August 17
Former tempo nice Wasim Akram mentioned England owe Azhar Ali and his workforce for coming to the UK amid the coronavirus pandemic and they should return the favour with a tour of Pakistan in 2022.
The West Indies and Pakistan had determined to tour England for Test sequence amid the worldwide well being disaster, saving the nation’s cricket board (ECB) big monetary loss.
England haven’t travelled to Pakistan since 2005-06 as a result of safety considerations following the terrorist assault on the visiting Sri Lankan workforce in 2009.
However, Joe Root and his males are scheduled to tour Pakistan in 2022 to play three Tests and 5 One-day Internationals.
“You boys owe Pakistan cricket, and the country, a lot, with the boys coming over here. They’ve been here almost two and half months in the bio-secure environment,” mentioned Wasim.
“So if everything goes well, England should tour Pakistan. I promise you they’ll get looked after on and off the field there and every game will be a packed house.”
England gamers had participated within the Pakistan Super League and Akram hoped that it might assist to deal with their safety considerations.
“The English players were there for the Pakistan Super League in our team, Karachi Kings – Alex Hales and Chris Jordan. They loved it, they enjoyed it, they got looked after beautifully, so the PSL is a step in the right direction,” mentioned the 54-year-old former speedster.
Earlier this month, England coach Chris Silverwood had mentioned he would have “no problem” main a tour to Pakistan. PTI