Should Pakistan tour England this summer?

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  1. Munna
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    As per itinerary, Pakistan is suppose to play 3 tests and 3 T20Is this summer in England and talks are going on between the two cricket boards.

    It does seem like PCB would eventually agree to send the team to England in July.

    Today, Babar Azam said this in a presser:
    But considering the current COVID-19 situation in both the countries, is it really worth risking so many lives for sake of entertainment?
     
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    Not really. Unless things improve substantially, no need to force it (and this is from someone who would obviously love to watch another tour here).
     
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    Thora sabar kar jayein corona ko thanda hone dein zara sa,,,
     
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    No. Any sport without crowd is useless, boring and nonprofitable.
     
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    UAE mein bhi khaali ground mein khelte the na but masla yeh hai kisi player ko corona lag gaya to buhat bara masla hojayega!!
     
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    Atherton is of the opinion that if Pak does tour Eng under these circumstances.. then Eng should consider returning the favour by maybe touring Pakistan.

    Nasser Hussain said Pakistan cricket has suffered the most in recent years and here we are asking them to tour England under tough circumstances.
     
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    Kisi eik player ko bhi Corona lag gaya na chahe woh Pakistan ka ho ya England ka buhat bara masla hojayega. thora sabar kar jayein...
     
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    People are making it seem worse than it is I feel. For now the situation is getting better. We don't know about a second wave. I think as Naseer said - Would you think about going to Italy a month ago? In a bio secure environment and with cautiously prepared movements it can be done safely. I don't think the PCB should milk the situation with the England coming to Pakistan series however people saying the ECB will tell the PCB to go away after Pakistan tour England is entirely nonsense. There will be a goodwill gesture from the ECB in return if Pakistan tour.
     
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    This is what I think they may do, but knowing history no one returns favors to Pakistan beside Sir Lanka may be.
     
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    Give it another month or so. If the situation in England settles down then the tour can potentially go ahead.
     
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    I don't personally think this tour should go ahead, player safety should be paramount but ..... If PCB and ECB are going to go ahead (which it seems), I hope the players are given the option to sit out without consequences.

    Ideally should give it another month or so before making the decision so we at least know where the situation in UK is, end of the day the UK is one of the most affected countries and one of the worst at handling it as well.
     
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    The financial loss in unbearable to every single entity in the world because every single entity has gripped by capitalism over decades. Money is everything!
    So they are forced to push the re-opening of business at any cost.
     
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    Rahul Dravid: ‘Bio-bubble plan unrealistic, what if one player tests positive?’

    Rahul Dravid said the idea of creating bio-secure environments around teams so that cricket can resume is unrealistic.

    “It is a bit unrealistic to have things at the level the ECB is talking about. Obviously, the ECB is very keen to conduct these series because they have had no other cricket and it is right in the middle of the season,” Dravid said in a webinar conducted in support of YUVA, a non-profit organisation, on Sunday.

    “In case of the bio-bubble, you do all the testing, the quarantine and then on day two of the Test match, what if one player tests positive? What happens then? The rules, as they stand now, will see the Public Health Department coming in and putting everyone in quarantine,” he said.


    England’s cricket board is considering options to host home series against West Indies and Pakistan in July-August. According to a report in The Guardian, England players would be asked to assemble at the Ageas Bowl on June 23 and they might have to stay away from their families for nine weeks until the end of the third Test against Pakistan, scheduled from August 20.

    South Africa have also suggested that the scheduled tour by India can be tested with the bio-secure formula.

    Dravid said even if the ECB manage to pull off the tours in bio-secure environments, not many other countries can follow suit.

    “Even if ECB is potentially able to create a bubble and manage it in that way, I think it will be impossible for everyone to do it with the kind of calendar that we have, with the travelling that you do on tours and the number of people involved,” Dravid said.

    He said that the best cricket can hope for is that more efficient antidotes to the Covid-19 virus is found soon.

    The BCCI, for its part, has said that it has no bio-bubble plans of the sort ECB and South Africa’s cricket board have talked about. “We will wait for the government guidelines. We won’t put our players in a health hazard,” BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal had told The Indian Express earlier this month.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/s...an-unrealistic-player-tests-positive-6426952/
     

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