The former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes that moving Pakistan vs England series to United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be a ‘sensible’ decision rather than the cancellation of the tour if it’s not fully safe to travel to Pakistan.
Notably, Michael Vaughan’s statement on the matter came after the cancellation of the New Zealand Tour Of Pakistan. Team New Zealand’s first tour of Pakistan in 18 years which consisted of three ODIs and five T20 Internationals was cancelled due to security concerns.
The Blackcaps reached Pakistan and just before the game started, New Zealand Cricket released an official statement after the uncertain delay in the game informing about the cancellation. Notably, the tour was scheduled to begin on 17 September with a One Day International game at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
It would seem sensible to me to try and move England’s Pakistan games to the UAE: Michael Vaughan
Team England is also set to travel to Pakistan for the series. However after the cancellation of the New Zealand series nothing is confirmed whether England will play the series or not. Meanwhile, Michael Vaughan came up with his opinions on his matter he wrote in his official Twitter handle :
“It would seem sensible to me to try and move England’s Pakistan games to the UAE rather than cancel the tour if it’s deemed unsafe to travel .. !! Hopefully the games for the Men’s & Women teams can take place rather than a full cancellation”
It would seem sensible to me to try and move England’s Pakistan games to the UAE rather than cancel the tour if it’s deemed unsafe to travel .. !! Hopefully the games for the Men’s & Women teams can take place rather than a full cancellation ..
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 19, 2021
The Pakistan Cricket Fraternity was furious at New Zealand Cricket for the last-minute cancellation of the series. Several cricketers came up with the tweet expressing their disappointment on the cancellation of the limited-overs series.
Meanwhile, The newly appointed chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ramiz Raja even threatened to drag the matter to International Cricket Council (ICC).