Ramiz Raja says “I’m thankful to the ECB, as it wasn’t easy for them” on the Pakistan tour in 2022. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Raja thanked the England Cricket Board for finalizing their tour of Pakistan in 2022. Tom Harrison was traveled to Pakistan to mend their relations with the PCB. Also, committed to a multi-format tour. The ECB agreed to play two more T20 Internationals. Aside from five T20Is and three Tests, there are five T20Is and three Tests on the schedule. In October 2022, England will tour Pakistan. Following a meeting with his PCB colleague Ramiz Raja on Tuesday, Harrison made the announcement.
Moreover, Raja expressed his gratitude to the ECB for confirming the tour. Also, he recalled that emotions were high. When England withdrew from their originally scheduled tour a few weeks ago. And terming the withdrawal a ‘knee-jerk reaction. Raja is happy that the ECB has confirmed the tour now.
“I’m thankful to the England Cricket Board (ECB), as it wasn’t easy for them. They were under pressure and we became emotional when the pullout took place. Everyone saw how Pakistan made its case, and the result is they came here,” Ramiz Raja said.
“The only thing is we and the ECB must walk together because it’s important for every board to understand each other, their frustrations, meet the expectations. I think the ECB also understood they committed a mistake by withdrawing, and it was a knee-jerk reaction,” Raja said in a video uploaded by Pakistan cricket’s official.
Additionally, Raja said that fans can now look ahead to a blockbuster home season. He also revealed that the PCB is trying to reschedule New Zealand’s canceled tour of the country. As well as acknowledging that the confirmation of England and Australia’s massive breakthroughs.
Lastly, we are also revisiting New Zealand’s tour, and when I go to Dubai, we might announce a schedule. However, England and Australia tours are massive breakthroughs, and I expect our side to perform well. I want us to be a proud nation and our fans, our team, and the board to be respected. Also, if we are firm and honest, we need not fear anybody,” Raja said.