Players will not be pressured for England tour: Wasim Khan

Players will not be pressured for England tour: Wasim Khan

Wasim Khan, chief executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said the health and safety of the players would be given top priority in deciding the national cricket team's tour of England and the players would not be pressured to tour.

PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said that the central contract of national cricketers will be announced tomorrow and we are announcing the contract soon to provide security to the players.

He said that head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq would submit the list of players for the contract today after which the final approval of the central contract would be accepted by the chairman PCB Ehsan.

He said that as usual, contracts would be given in three categories, and efforts would be made to include 19 to 20 players in the central contract.

He said that no decision has been taken yet regarding the categories of national cricketers and a detailed discussion will be held on Tuesday.

The chief executive said that the position of Pakistan Cricket Board is stable for the next financial year but if cricket does not take place after that, there will be problems.

He said that the experience of online lectures of former cricketers to the current players was great and it gave an opportunity to the young players to learn a lot.

The PCB chief executive clarified that the health and safety of the players and officials is the top priority for the tour of England, the players will not be pressured for the tour of England and the series will be discussed without compromising on health and safety. ۔

Wasim Khan said the situation in England was still very bad due to the coronavirus and there would be a detailed discussion with English cricket officials on May 15 as there would be no decision on the tour of England in a teleconference.

He said that the situation would be reviewed in the next three to four weeks while the issue of increasing the number of Test matches in the series was yet to be discussed.

He clarified that this is not the right time for the return visit to England and the visit of England to Pakistan will take some time.

A statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board said that the PCB would review the facilities provided by the English cricket authorities, including travel.

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Referring to the transfer of four or five Tests of the tour, Wasim Khan said that it was too early to say anything on this occasion but the situation would become clear after the conference call.

He said the most important thing about the tour of England is the health of the players because the longer the players stay in the UK, the more they will be at risk of contracting the virus.

Pakistan is scheduled to visit England in late July to play a Test and T20 series, and the PCB will consult with the English Cricket Board on extending Test matches during the tour.

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