Pakistan not expecting anything in return: Misbah on England tour
By: PTI | Karachi |

Updated: June 14, 2020 12:23:58 am


The first of three-match Test sequence between Pakistan and England is slated to get underway from July 30. (File Photo/PCB)

Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday mentioned that they don’t anticipate England to return the favour with a tour of Pakistan simply because they’re taking the danger amid Covid-19 pandemic.

Pakistan are scheduled to play three Tests and as many T20Is. The first of three-match Test sequence is slated to get underway from July 30 with the ultimate match concluding on August 24 whereas the three-T20I sequence will run from August 29 to September 2.

However, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are but to finalise the dates.

“It is not in our minds that we are coming and keeping in view something that the ECB has to do for us in return,” he mentioned throughout a convention name.

“It is important for us to restart international cricket somewhere, get the players back on the ground. That is the most important thing at the moment.”

Pakistan is but to host any main nation for the reason that terror assault on the visiting Sri Lankan group bus in Lahore in 2009. England final toured Pakistan in 2005-06.

“In a bigger picture, we are not expecting anything in return but overall, we want not just the ECB but all cricketing nations to help each other so this game can grow,” the previous batsman mentioned.

“It’s important for cricket fans in Pakistan and also for Pakistan cricket that countries start touring Pakistan.”

The West Indies are set to play three Tests in England subsequent month in a bio-secure atmosphere to renew worldwide cricket for the reason that coronavirus shutdown all sports activities in March.

“We will keep a close eye on how West Indies tour pans out. From fans to players, everyone will be keeping a close eye and I hope it goes well,” Misbah mentioned.

The former captain mentioned Pakistan’s expertise of taking part in their dwelling video games in the United Arab Emirates will assist them once they play behind closed doorways in England.

“Nobody understands it better than us because we played much more cricket than any other team in the world with empty stadiums in the UAE,” he mentioned.

“Obviously looking at the bigger picture, if we want to resume international cricket, we have to start it from somewhere.”

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