A spokesperson for the England and Wales Cricket Board informed AFP in London on Monday that Chief Government Tom Harrison had travelled for conferences with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja.
Former Take a look at batsman Raja stated he felt “humiliated” when the ECB introduced in September it was calling off the tour.
England, who final performed in Pakistan 16 years in the past, are as a consequence of play a Take a look at sequence there in 2022.
The ECB cited “rising considerations about travelling to the area” in cancelling October’s tour, simply days after New Zealand additionally pulled out of a tour to Pakistan over safety considerations.
Nonetheless, British Excessive Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner had stated that the fee had supported the tour, including that the choice was taken by the ECB over “considerations of participant welfare”.
The primary journey by the England males’s aspect to Pakistan since 2005 was solely meant to final 4 days, with two Twenty20 matches in Rawalpindi on October 13 and 14.
Two girls’s T20 matches have been scheduled on the identical days as double-headers, with three girls’s One-Day Internationals to comply with in the identical metropolis.
Pakistan travelled to England final yr at a time when Covid-19 an infection charges in Britain have been among the many highest on this planet for a three-match Take a look at sequence and T20 sequence that saved the ECB tens of millions in tv rights offers.
Consequently, there was a bitter response in Pakistan when England referred to as off the October fixtures.
“It is the sensation of getting used after which binned,” Raja informed reporters in September. “One feels slighted, one feels humiliated as a result of withdrawal does not have a solution,” he added.
Harrison’s go to to Pakistan is predicted to be transient as he’s due within the United Arab Emirates later this week for an Worldwide Cricket Council chief executives’ assembly.
The affirmation of his journey got here on the day that Cricket Australia introduced plans for a tour of Pakistan beginning in March 2022 that may be their first go to to the nation in 24 years.