Players and support staff from England, who last competed in Pakistan in 2005, arrived in Karachi on Thursday in anticipation of the seven-match T20I series.
For the first time in 17 years, an English cricket team visited Pakistan when they arrived in Karachi on Thursday. a protracted pause caused by security worries. When England last visited Pakistan in 2005, they were due to play there again last year, but they hastily postponed their trip when New Zealand did the same due to safety concerns. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which is attempting valiantly to restore its reputation for security. The conduct offended him, and he called it “disrespectful.”
after a horrific terrorist attack in 2009 in Lahore on the bus carrying the Sri Lankan team. In neutral locations like the UAE, Pakistan was obligated to host England for series in 2012 and 2015.
Over the past five years, Pakistan has progressively resumed hosting international cricket matches. For the first time in nearly 25 years, Australia finished a successful tour earlier this year.
So the PCB offered assurance that the England matches would proceed without incident. Noting that “our event planning and operational skills” had been “demonstrated” throughout the Australia series.
On game days, the roads leading from the England team’s lodging to Karachi’s National stadium will be blocked off and guarded by security officers.
The majority of violence takes place in the permeable border regions between Pakistan and Afghanistan, which have long been a terrorism breeding ground.
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Karachi and Lahore, however, have recently been the targets of Baloch terrorist attacks. Three Chinese nationals were among the four fatalities in Karachi in April.
As Pakistan battles to recover from catastrophic flooding that drowned nearly a third of the country and affected at least 33 million people, the tour is taking place.
Despite the humanitarian catastrophe, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) declared last month. It was “desperate” for the team to play in Pakistan.
So I think ideally us going over there and playing will be a positive for what’s been a very awful moment for the people of that country, said Rob Key, general director of men’s cricket.
Jos Buttler commanded a 19-man England team from September 20 to October 2. will battle against Pakistan in seven Twenty20 matches in Karachi and Lahore as part of the month-long preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia.
When they return in December, England will host three five-day Test matches.
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