Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that if traveling to Pakistan is not completely safe, it would be a “wise” decision to transfer the Pakistan vs. England series to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rather than cancel the tour.
It is worth noting that Michael Vaughan’s statement on this matter was issued after the cancellation of New Zealand and Pakistan.New Zealand’s first tour Pakistan Within 18 years, due to security issues, the project consisting of 3 ODIs and 5 T20 International was cancelled.
Blackcaps arrived in Pakistan. Just before the start of the game, the New Zealand cricket team issued an official statement after the uncertain delay of the game, notifying the cancellation. It is worth noting that the tour was originally scheduled to hold a one-day international match on September 17 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Ground.
Trying to transfer England’s Pakistan game to the UAE seems wise to me: Michael Vaughan
The England team will also travel to Pakistan to participate in the series. However, after the cancellation of the New Zealand series, whether the England team will participate in the series is still inconclusive. At the same time, Michael Vaughan posted his views on the matter on his official Twitter:
“In my opinion, if you think it is not safe to travel, it seems a wise move to try to transfer the Pakistan game in England to the UAE instead of canceling the tour…!!! I hope that the men’s and women’s teams can be held instead of completely canceled. .”
If travel is considered unsafe, it seems wise to me to try to transfer the Pakistan game in England to the UAE instead of canceling the tour. I hope that the men’s and women’s team games can be held instead of being completely cancelled..
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 19, 2021
The Pakistan Cricket Association cancelled the series at the last minute of the New Zealand cricket match and was angry about this. Several cricketers tweeted their disappointment with the cancellation of the restricted tournament series.
At the same time, the newly appointed Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Committee (PCB) Ramiz Raja He even threatened to drag the matter to the International Cricket Council (ICC).