Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has given go-ahead for the national cricket team’s upcoming tour of England. The clearance came after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani met with the former captain in Islamabad.
“The prime minister told Mani that the Pakistan team should go to England for the Test and T20 series as people want to see cricket and other sports activities to resume despite the coronavirus pandemic,” an unnamed PCB source was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Imran asked Mani to ensure that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) puts all the safety regulations in place for the safety and well-being of all the players and officials who will be part of the touring party.
29 players and 14 officials will spend 14-days in quarantine after landing in England and then another three to four weeks in a bio-secure environment.
Pakistan and England will lock horns in three Tests and as many T20Is in August-September.
International cricket is set to resume with England hosting West Indies for a three-match Test series starting July 8.