British Excessive Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner on Tuesday termed Pakistan as a secure nation, saying that the England cricket staff’s tour was not cancelled over safety issues.
Talking on ARY Information programme, ‘Off The File’, with Kashif Abbasi, the British Excessive Commissioner dispelled an impression that the tour of the England staff was cancelled over safety issues.
Turner assured that the England staff would tour Pakistan subsequent 12 months as they solely had three matches scheduled for the now-cancelled tour in 2021. “Our gamers had been taking part in PSL and different leagues in Pakistan,” he mentioned whereas as soon as once more reiterating that safety was not the explanation behind the cancellation of the tour.
Whereas appreciating Pakistan cricket staff’s latest tour to England, he lauded the nationwide staff’s gamers for being a real and passionate ambassador of the sport of cricket.
Earlier, Turner additionally took to Twitter and launched a video by which he expressed his disappointment, saying that he’s upset that the English board, “which is unbiased of the British authorities”, referred to as off women and men’s tour of Pakistan in October.
“The British Excessive Fee supported the tour, didn’t advise towards it on safety grounds; and our journey recommendation for Pakistan has not modified,” he mentioned.
Whereas speaking to Muneeb Farooq, on Geo Information‘ programme ‘Capital Discuss’, the British Excessive Commissioner mentioned that from day one in all his appointment, he’s working for constructing the picture of Pakistan and he has additionally modified the journey advisory for the nation.
“Not solely with PCB, however I’m additionally working with the ECB [England and Wales Cricket Board] for today,” he added.
He additionally mentioned that this isn’t the story of individuals taking Pakistan down or any safety situation, it’s in regards to the ECB and the gamers taking determination, and we should all work laborious to vary these perceptions and return to that day when cricket will return to Pakistan.