"This Western Bloc Gets United": Ramiz Raja On England, New Zealand Tour Pullout
PCB chief Ramiz Raja said he is disappointed with England for pulling out of their commitment and failing a member of their cricket fraternity.
- Ramiz Raja revealed that he was disappointed by ECB's decision
- England men's and women's teams have pulled out from their Pakistan tour
- Recently even New Zealand pulled out of their Pakistan tour
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja took to Twitter on Monday to express his disappointment over England Cricket Board's (ECB) decision to call off the men's and women's cricket tours. Ramiz Raja said England has failed a member of their cricket fraternity when it needed it the most. "Disappointed with England, pulling out of their commitment & failing a member of their Cricket fraternity when it needed it most. Survive we will inshallah," Ramiz Raja tweeted.
"I am severely disappointed in England's withdrawal but it was expected because this western bloc gets united unfortunately and tries to back each other. So you can take any decision on the basis of security threat and perception. There was a sense of anger because first New Zealand got away without sharing information about the threat they were facing," ESPNcricinfo quoted Ramiz Raja as saying.
The PCB chief further said that it is a wake up call for Pakistan team to become world beaters for other teams to line up to play against them without making excuses.
Disappointed with England, pulling out of their commitment & failing a member of their Cricket fraternity when it needed it most. Survive we will inshallah. A wake up call for Pak team to become the best team in the world for teams to line up to play them without making excuses.— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 20, 2021
"A wake up call for Pak team to become the best team in the world for teams to line up to play them without making excuse," he said.
ECB on Monday announced that it has has reluctantly decided to withdraw both men's and women's teams from the tour to Pakistan.
"The ECB Board convened this weekend to discuss these extra England Women's and Men's games in Pakistan and we can confirm that the Board has reluctantly decided to withdraw both teams from the October trip," an ECB statement read.