Was England’s girls staff consulted on Pakistan tour cancellation?

England girls’s staff skipper Heather Knight speaks to Sky Sports activities, on September 21, 2021. —  

England girls’s staff skipper Heather Knight on Tuesday mentioned she was not consulted on the matter of abandoning the tour to Pakistan, and that it was the board’s determination.

The England Cricket Board (ECB) determined to cancel the staff’s tour to Pakistan, three days after New Zealand pulled its staff out on the final minute because of “safety” considerations.

When requested what her response was to her staff not touring Pakistan, she mentioned: “It is out of our arms, the board has met and made its determination; we simply came upon about that yesterday […] it is not a kind of issues that I wish to touch upon a lot in the present day.”

“It was a board determination, so we had been instructed we aren’t going to tour — and that is the tip of that,” she mentioned after shedding the toss to New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine for the third ODI.

The ladies groups of each England and New Zealand are taking part in their scheduled third ODI at Leicester regardless of a safety menace, which was held to be “not credible” by the New Zealand Cricket.

After cancelling the tour to Pakistan and expressing remorse, ECB mentioned, “we perceive that this determination will likely be a major disappointment to the PCB”, who’ve labored tirelessly to host the return of worldwide cricket of their nation.

The ECB, nonetheless, mentioned the “psychological and bodily well-being” of its gamers and help workers stays their highest precedence, and this was much more crucial given the occasions “we’re at present residing in”.

England’s women and men groups had been because of play two Twenty20s in Rawalpindi on October 13 and 14. The ladies’s staff had been additionally because of play three ODIs in Pakistan on October 17, 19, and 21.

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