After New Zealand, England to review security for Pakistan tour


Karachi: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will review security ahead of England’s tour of Pakistan this October amid concerns over the conflict in neighboring Afghanistan.

England is scheduled to visit Pakistan for the first time in 16 years in October, with the men’s team playing two T20s in Rawalpindi and the women’s side facing two T20s and three ODIs.

According to Daily Mail, the events in Afghanistan during the past few days have ‘raised concerns about potential new security issues in neighboring Pakistan’.

“For any tour, there’s ongoing security procedures and checks. We continue to plan for the men’s and women’s tour of Pakistan this autumn,” an ECB spokesperson was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

Yesterday, it was reported that New Zealand players have also raised security concerns after the Taliban’s takeover.

New Zealand Cricket (NZC)’s independent security consultant Reg Dickason will visit Pakistan next week to review the security situation there. A report based on a detailed assessment will make a final call whether the tour will go on or not.

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