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Attack on Imran Khan worrisome ahead of tour, says England pacer Wood

The 32-year-old is likewise component of the England team that will certainly play Examinations in Rawalpindi, Multan and also Karachi in December

England’s Mark Timber stated a strike on previous Pakistan Head of state Imran Khan was fretting in advance of a three-Test collection in the Oriental nation, yet included that he relied on the England and also Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to evaluate any type of protection issues.

Ex-cricketer Khan, that was ousted as head of state in April, was 6 days right into a demonstration procession bound for Islamabad when he was fired in the shin on Thursday.

Timber played in a seven-match Twenty20 collection held by Pakistan in September and also October. The 32-year-old is likewise component of the England team that will certainly play Examinations in Rawalpindi, Multan and also Karachi in December.

” It’s certainly not terrific is it,” Timber informed press reporters in advance of Saturday’s T20 Globe Mug encounter Sri Lanka. “To start with he’s an ex-cricketer, so it’s close to house for us. It’s certainly widely unfortunate information to listen to that en masse.

” From the protection we had (on the T20 scenic tour) I can just discuss what we found and also it was wonderful. We were cared for actually well yet I would certainly be existing if I stated I had not been fretted by that since you’re returning there when there’s been difficulty.

” … it’ll be for individuals over me to make a decision whatever occurs. Yet certainly it’s fretting when you’re returning there as a cricketer and also there’s agitation in the nation. It’s for their nation to manage, not us. We trust our protection people that inform us what to do.”

In September in 2015, England had actually adhered to New Zealand right into terminating an arranged white-ball scenic tour to Pakistan because of protection issues.

International groups have actually greatly declined to visit Pakistan because a strike on the Sri Lankan group bus in Lahore in 2009 eliminated 6 cops and also 2 private citizens.

Pakistan held Australia previously this year and also have actually landed organizing civil liberties for following year’s Asia Mug and also the 2025 Champions Prize.

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