ECB chief executive flies to Pakistan to discuss England's away tour

England remains committed to touring Pakistan at the end of 2022

ECB chief executive flies to Pakistan to discuss England's away tour PHOTO COURTESY: Phillip Brown

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has been under extreme pressure ever since the board decided to follow New Zealand and cancel its tour to Pakistan. Following this controversy, ECB chairman Ian Watmore also left his role after "mutual consent."

Under the new leadership of Ramiz Raja, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hit out against the "western bloc", which solidified everyone's beliefs that PCB will no longer be taken for granted.

In the quest to repair ties between cricketing nations, the ECB chief executive Tom Harrison has flown to Pakistan to avoid any misunderstanding and discuss future tours. It is worth mentioning that England is scheduled to tour Pakistan at the end of 2022 as well.

According to ESPNcricinfo, "Harrison's trip is only expected to last a couple of days. He is due in the UAE later in the week as the ICC holds their first in-person chief executives' meeting since the start of the pandemic."

The PCB confirmed that Tom Harrison will reach Lahore early Tuesday morning and will meet with Ramiz Raja on the same afternoon and will be returning by day end.

These are high times for PCB as the Pakistan cricket team has done exceptionally well in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup along with both Australia and England at PCB's doorsteps.