Pakistan would possibly play more Test matches throughout their tour of England if it goes ahead as scheduled in July after the West Indies pulled out of an task there in June owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pakistan Cricket Board and the England and Wales Cricket Board officers are as a consequence of have a video convention on May 18 to debate how they need to proceed with the tour given the scenario as a result of of the pandemic.
“At present we have to play three Tests and three T20 internationals but the number of Tests could be increased and the tour could start a bit early in July,” a PCB supply stated.
The supply stated that the ECB could supply to organise a 4 or 5 Test collection towards Pakistan if the West Indies tour didn’t go ahead.
Issues which can be prone to be mentioned in the May 18 meet are a quarantine interval for Pakistani gamers after they arrive in England in July and limiting the venues for the matches and enjoying earlier than empty stadiums.
PCB CEO Wasim Khan confirmed the video convention however stated to date, the ECB has not spoken to them on growing the quantity of matches on the tour which is scheduled between July and September.
“Things will be clear after the meeting but whatever decision we take we will consult our captains and head coaches before giving any confirmation,” Khan stated.
The PCB has to date saved mum on the possibilities of the collection happening in England as a result of of the COVID-19 scenario.
But with the British authorities as a consequence of announce measures to ease the lockdown in the nation, it seems Pakistan could be touring on schedule.
Some former gamers have, nevertheless, requested the PCB to tread on the aspect of warning.
“If the West Indies have decided to postpone their series in June because of safety reasons and because of the situation then the PCB should also be very careful before taking up any offer from the ECB,” a former captain stated.
The West Indies Cricket Board stated its gamers need to be satisfied of their security for it to decide to the task, which “is not possible in June.”
“…we will continue our discussions with the ECB and other Internationals Boards on trying to find new dates,” it stated in a latest press launch.
“We will only travel to England to play the series if our players can be assured that it is safe to do so,” it added. Pakistan can be scheduled to play an ODI collection towards Ireland whereas in UK however that collection could be rescheduled and likewise be held in England.