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Wasim Akram wants England to tour Pakistan in 2022, says they 'owe' the boys for travelling amid COVID-19

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, cricket tried to make a comeback with England and West Indies being the first Test series to take place after a gap of around three months.

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Wasim Akram wants England to tour Pakistan in 2022, says they 'owe' the boys for travelling amid COVID-19
Wasim Akram wants England to tour Pakistan in 2022
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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, cricket tried to make a comeback with England and West Indies being the first Test series to take place after a gap of around three months.

After Windies, Pakistan cricket team too decided to tour England. The players were put under a bio-secure environment with strict rules in place. 

The players weren’t even allowed to enter the bubble with our taking COVID-19 tests. They also had to detach themselves from the outside world for the entirety of the tour.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison has thanked West Indies and Pakistan for touring the country amid the pandemic.

Now, talking about the same, former Pakistan skipper and fast-bowling legend Wasim Akram has said that England must tour Pakistan in 2022 to reciprocate the visit.

“You boys owe Pakistan cricket, and the country, a lot, with the boys coming over here,” former Pakistan captain Akram told Sky Sports Cricket.

“They’ve been here almost two-and-half months in the bio-secure environment,” he said, referring to precautions that have included zones off-limits to anyone other than players and officials. Matches have been played without spectators.

“So if everything goes well, England should tour Pakistan,” said Akram, arguably the greatest left-arm pacer.

“I promise you they’ll get looked after on and off the field there and every game will be a packed house.”

Many teams have declined to tour Pakistan since a 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore. As for England, they last toured Pakistan in 2005-6.

“The English players were there for the Pakistan Super League in our team, Karachi Kings - Alex Hales and Chris Jordan,” Akram, bowling coach of the franchise, said.

“They loved it, they enjoyed it, they got looked after beautifully, so the PSL is a step in the right direction.”

 

(Reuters inputs)

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