Joe Root Responds After Wasim Akram Says England Owe Pakistan Reciprocal Tour

All eyes are on England over whether they will tour Pakistan in 2022 for a scheduled tour after the latter have visited them in testing times. Both the teams are currently involved in a three-match Test series and will later play the same number of T20Is. Pakistan’s decision to tour England amid the pandemic has helped ECB save their home season in these tough times. England have not travelled to Pakistan since 2005-06 due to security concerns following the terrorist attack on the visiting Sri Lankan team in 2009. But things have started changing in recent years. The likes of

Joe Root Responds After Wasim Akram Says England Owe Pakistan Reciprocal Tour

All eyes are on England over whether they will tour Pakistan in 2022 for a scheduled tour after the latter have visited them in testing times. Both the teams are currently involved in a three-match Test series and will later play the same number of T20Is. Pakistan’s decision to tour England amid the pandemic has helped ECB save their home season in these tough times.

England have not travelled to Pakistan since 2005-06 due to security concerns following the terrorist attack on the visiting Sri Lankan team in 2009. But things have started changing in recent years. The likes of Zimbabwe, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have visited Pakistan for bilateral series. PCB has also hosted PSL in Pakistan in the last couple of years.

England are scheduled to tour Pakistan in 2022 to play three Tests and five One-day Internationals. Earlier this week, Pakistan great Wasim Akram said that England owe Pakistan a reciprocal tour in 2022.

“You boys owe Pakistan cricket, and the country, a lot, with the boys coming over here. They’ve been here almost two and half months in the bio-secure environment,” Wasim told Sky Sports Cricket.

Joe Root responds to Wasim Akram:

While only time will tell how things unfold in the future,  England captain Joe Root has said he “would love” to play in Pakistan. However, he also stated that he is unsure when the space could be found in a crowded schedule ahead of a planned tour in 2022.

“I’d love to go and visit Pakistan,” Joe Root told reporters.

“It would be a great opportunity to go and play there personally. Unfortunately, it’s not my decision to make but it looks a wonderful country to go and play cricket in. The wickets look nice and flat, which will be a nice change to what we have just played on here,” he added.

Joe Root
Joe Root. Image Credit: Getty Images.

He further expressed his concern over how additional fixtures could be added to an international programme still struggling with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve such a busy schedule already with backlogging due to COVID, it will be interesting to see how that would work,” he said.

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CPL 2020: Fixtures, Squads, Match Timings, Live Telecast and Online Streaming Details

The countdown to kickoff for the eighth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has already begun, as the West Indies gears up to conduct its premier T20 competition. This time around, amid pandemic situation, only two grounds will host all the 33 games in the competition, namely Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba and…

CPL 2020: Fixtures, Squads, Match Timings, Live Telecast and Online Streaming Details

The countdown to kickoff for the eighth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has already begun, as the West Indies gears up to conduct its premier T20 competition.

This time around, amid pandemic situation, only two grounds will host all the 33 games in the competition, namely Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba and Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.

A total of six teams will clash against each other in 30 round-robin league fixtures, culminating into the knock-out stages of the competition.

Defending champions Barbados Tridents and three-time winners Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) start as favourites in the league. (TKR was initially known as Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel before being taken over by the Knight Riders franchise).

The opening match of the tournament will be played between TKR and Guyana Amazon Warriors, at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on August 18.

Squads for all the teams:

Barbados Tridents:

Jason Holder (c), Nyeem Young, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Hayden Walsh Jr., Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Raymon Reifer, Justin Greaves, Wahab Riaz, Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Marcus Stoinis, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Bishop and Shayan Jahangir.

Guyana Amazon Warriors:

Kevin Sinclair, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Odean Smith, Anthony Bramble, Qais Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Imran Tahir, Ross Taylor, Chris Green, Ashmead Nedd and Jasdeep Singh.

Jamaica Tallawahs:

Rovman Powell (c), Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Chadwick Walton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Glenn Phillips, Sandeep Lamichhane, Carlos Brathwaite, Asif Ali, Fidel Edwards, Preston McSween, Andre McCarthy, Nicholas Kirton, Jeavor Royal, Nkrumah Bonner, Veerasammy Permaul and Ryan Persaud.

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots:

Rayad Emrit (c), Dominic Drakes, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Denesh Ramdin, Alzarri Joseph, Chris Lynn, Rassie van der Dussen, Ben Dunk, Sohail Tanvir, Ish Sodhi, Dennis Bulli, Joshua Da Silva, Colin Archibald, Jon-Russ Jaggesar and Sunny Sohal.

St Lucia Zouks:

Darren Sammy (c), Kimani Melius, Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Obed McCoy, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kavem Hodge, Rilee Rossouw, Anrich Nortje, Mohammad Nabi, Colin Ingram, Chemar Holder, Mark Deyal, Noor Ahmad, Leniko Boucher, Javelle Glen and Saad Bin Zafar.

Trinbago Knight Riders:

Kieron Pollard (c), Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Tim Seifert, Sikandar Raza, Anderson Phillip, Pravin Tambe, Jayden Seales, Amir Jangoo, Tion Webster, Akeal Hosein and Ali Khan.

Fixtures of CPL 2020:

All timings in local (GMT – 4)

  • Tuesday, August 18: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (10 am), Barbados Tridents vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (5.30 pm)
  • Wednesday, August 19: Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Lucia Zouks (10 am), Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (5.30 pm)
  • Thursday, August 20: St Lucia Zouks vs Barbados Tridents (10 am), Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs (5.30 pm)
  • Saturday, August 22: St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs St Lucia Zouks (10 am), Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs (5.30 pm)
  • Sunday, August 23: Trinbago Knight Riders vs Barbados Tridents (10 am), Guyana Amazon Warriors vs St Lucia Zouks (5.30 pm)
  • Tuesday, August 25: St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Barbados Tridents (10 am), Jamaica Tallawahs vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (5.30 pm)
  • Wednesday, August 26: St Lucia Zouks vs Trinbago Knight Riders (10 am), Barbados Tridents vs Jamaica Tallawahs (5.30 pm)
  • Thursday, August 27: St Lucia Zouks vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (10 am), Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Trinbago Knight Riders
  • Saturday, August 29: Barbados Tridents vs Trinbago Knight Riders (10 am), St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs (5.30 pm)
  • Sunday, August 30: Barbados Tridents vs St Lucia Zouks (10 am), St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (5.30 pm)
  • Tuesday, September 1: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders (10 am), Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Barbados Tridents (5.30 pm)
  • Wednesday, September 2: Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (10 am), St Lucia Zouks vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (5.30 pm)
  • Thursday, September 3: Jamaica Tallawahs vs St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (10 am), Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (5.30 pm)
  • Saturday, September 5: Trinbago Knight Riders vs St Lucia Zouks (10 am), Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents (5.30 pm)
  • Sunday, September 6: St Kitts & Nevis Patriots vs Trinbago Knight Riders (10 am), St Lucia Zouks vs Jamaica Tallawahs (5.30 pm)
  • Tuesday, September 8: Semi-finals (time TBC)
  • Thursday, September 10: Final (time TBC)

CPL 2020 TV and Live streaming channel:

  • India – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD; Disney+Hotstar
  • UK – Sky Sports
  • USA- Willow TV
  • Canada- DANZ
  • Caribbean Islands- Sports Max TV, ESPN TV
  • New Zeland- Sky Sports NZ
  • Australia  – Fox Sports

FanCode is the digital streaming partner of CPL 2020.

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