Shahid Afridi reminds England of Pakistan’s ‘support’ as ECB to decide on tour

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The tweet comes after the ECB said it will decide on its tour to Pakistan within the next 24-48 hours. Former captain assures international players that Pakistan remains a safe place to tour.

Former Pakistani cricket team captain Shahid Afridi on Saturday said it is time for England Cricket Board (ECB) to appreciate Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

The tweet comes after the ECB said it will decide on its tour to Pakistan within the next 24-48 hours after New Zealand cancelled their tour citing a “security alert”.

Afridi assured international cricketers: “Despite the mind-boggling @blackcaps decision, Pakistan remains a safe place to tour.”

Highlighting the Pakistan-England series in 2020 — when Pakistan went to England despite COVID-19 — the former cricketer said: “ECB should not forget our support for them last year in a very tough COVID-19 situation.”

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