The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), which is estimated to lose as a lot as GBP 380 million if the complete season is worn out because of the COVID-19 pandemic, hopes to renew cricket by rescheduling the sequence postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, together with the house sequence in opposition to Pakistan.
It appears to be an opportune second for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to chop a deal for a return tour with England, who like a number of international locations hasn’t toured Pakistan citing safety issues following the terrorist assault on the Sri Lankan staff bus in 2009.
“There is a lot of cricket to be played between now and 2022, I’ve had that question raised a few times; has there been a deal cut? Is something going to happen?” Khan mentioned on Sky Sports’ ‘The Cricket Show’.
“But the simple fact is and it’s a genuine answer we need to get cricket back on again and now is probably not the time to try and leverage anything. Naturally things will take their course over the next two years,” he added.
Khan mentioned Pakistan may have ample alternatives to show groups like England and Australia that it’s protected to journey to, including that proper now the main target is on making an attempt to renew cricket, which has come to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve acquired a whole lot of house sequence between every now and then, which hopefully will all go efficiently, and we’ll give extra confidence to the likes of Australia and England, who’re as a result of tour in 2022.
“But that is about getting cricket again on once more. The cricketers need to play and I feel it is essential for the worldwide recreation as effectively that we begin to deliver a degree of normalcy to enjoying cricket once more – no matter that will appear like – over the following six to 12 months,” he added.
Pakistan are scheduled to play three Tests in opposition to England in August adopted by thee T20s with the video games to be performed closed doorways.
“We want a 14-day quarantine interval after we get to England and sufficient time to follow for the blokes to allow them to be prepared,” Khan mentioned.
“That’s a little bit of a problem, so we’re an prolonged squad. We’re bringing round 25 gamers – greater than regular. We are planning to get them collectively to coach for the tour. We’re in all probability a few week away from that ,” he added.
Both nation’s boards are nonetheless making an attempt to map out the logistics of tour and Khan mentioned the Pakistan’s gamers are wanting ahead to the sequence.
“We had been actually happy with every part we heard from the ECB, when it comes to all of the provisions they’re setting up.”
“The gamers are chomping on the bit; we’re very a lot wanting ahead to touring,” he mentioned.
Khan careworn that although everybody desires the resumption of cricket, well being and security of the gamers is paramount
“The gamers belief that we’re going to do what is true by them. We usually are not going to jeopardise their well being. We all need cricket to be performed however under no circumstances prices.
According to the UK authorities pointers anybody arriving from abroad should stay in quarantine for 14 days.
“We are trying to get to England early July so that we can get the quarantine done. If we can practice during that time then great, if not then it gives us just under three weeks to practice.”
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