England are scheduled to play two T20Is in October
Former captain Shahid Afridi has said that it is time for the England Cricket Board (ECB) to show their appreciation of Pakistan Cricket Board through actions and not words.
The 44-year-old expressed these views on Twitter a day after New Zealand withdrawal from the ODI series citing security concerns.
He recalled that how PCB supported the English board in very testing times during novel coronavirus last year.
It’s time for @ecb_cricket to show their appreciation of @therealpcb through actions and not words. Despite the mind boggling @blackcaps decision, Pakistan remains a safe place to tour. ECB shouldn't forget our support for them last year in a very tough Covid-19 situation.— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 18, 2021
Following the decision from the Black Caps, the English board announced to decide on its tour to Pakistan within the next 24-48 hours.
“We’re aware of New Zealand’s decision to pull out of the Pakistan tour due to a security alert,” the spokesperson said as quoted by Sky Sports.
England’s men and women teams are due to play two T20Is in Rawalpindi on October 13 and 14.