England’s decision to cancel Pakistan tour was absolutely zero sense: Alex Hales
CRICDOT DESK :Alex Hales was on a roll during Islamabad United`s Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 season opener against Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday where he scored a match winning unbeaten 82 off 54 deliveries. He was also involved in a 112run opening stand with Paul Stirling. Even though Hales had scored at a brisk rate for the United chasing down 169, it was Stirling who was adjudged the Player of the Match for his enterprising 25ball 57.
As the English opener looks forward to having a promising season ahead, he has said that the England cricket team`s decision to cancel their limited overs series tour of Pakistan made absolutely no sense at all since it was only a short tour comprising two T20Is on October 13 and 14. According to him, it was not right to call off the tour at the very last moment after the Men In Green had visited England in July last year for Tests and T20Is despite COVID19 issues.
“This decision to cancel this tour didn’t make any sense, especially after Pakistan came to England during Covid and helped the ECB a lot. So it’s to me that they cancel this tour. Did not make any sense. ” “It was just a short tour and it didn’t make sense because there were only a few T20s,” he added.
The active ODI World Champion was scheduled to visit neighboring countries on T20I twice in October, while the England and Wales Cricket Commission (ECB) announced on September 20 for the country’s physical and mental well-being. I canceled the series. .. Planned for the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup, the series made it to the semi-finals at the flagship event and did not adversely affect the performance of either side.
The originally planned bilateral series did not go as planned, but the ECB and the Pakistan Cricket Commission (PCB) have agreed to play the full series in Pakistan. Both teams will play seven T20Is in October this year and the series will continue three tests after the 2022 T20 World Championships in Australia in November and December.