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British High Commissioner to Pakistan regrets over cancellation of English cricket team tour to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner has expressed regret over the cancellation of the English cricket team tour to Pakistan.

In a statement, Christian Turner termed Pakistan a safe country where he is feeling safe and secure. He expressed regret over the cancellation of English cricket team’ tour to Pakistan. He said that the cancellation of tour was the decision of England Cricket Board. However, he announced the visit of English Cricket team to Pakistan next year.

“This was a decision made by the ECB, which is independent of the British government, based on concerns for player welfare. The British High Commission supported the tour, did not advise against it on security grounds and our travel advice for Pakistan has not changed,” Turner insisted.

The senior Britain diplomat also appreciated the Pakistani team for visiting to UK in the wave of Covid-19.

England withdrew both the men’s and women’s teams from next month’s tour of Pakistan on Monday, three days after New Zealand abandoned their tour to the country amid ‘security fears’.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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