British prime minister boris johnson has expressed anger at the england and wales cricket board's (ecb) decision to cancel the tour to pakistan scheduled for november, according to a report published in the times.
The ecb's decision had come three days after new zealand abandoned their tour of pakistan, citing a "Security threat" minutes before the first odi match was scheduled to start at the rawalpindi cricket stadium — a move that shocked pakistan's cricket fraternity and fans.
The men’s team of england was supposed to tour pakistan after a gap of 16 years, whereas the women’s team was coming here for the first time to play two t20 matches.
Sharing reasons for the cancellation of the tour, the ecb cited concerns over the players’ mental and physical well-being. Interestingly, the ecb statement did not mention security as a grounds for the cancellation unlike the new zealand cricket board.