England players train at Multan before the 2nd match against Pakistan© AFP
The England cricket team will play Pakistan in the second Test match at Multan from Friday. Before the game, there were reports of gunfire being heard within a kilometer of the team hotel on Thursday morning. One reported in The Telegraph claimed that the incident was related to a shootout between local gangs and that four people were arrested and no one was injured.
Other reports say there is a strict security presence, as is usual whenever foreign teams have visited Pakistan recently. The Pakistan Cricket Board hopes that everything goes smoothly as international cricket just returned to the country a few years ago and any security threat will further jeopardize the plans to host the series. their domestic bilateral battles.
The incident comes amid ongoing PCB protests after questions were raised about India’s participation in next year’s Asian Cup if it were to be held in Pakistan.
Pakistan has also been awarded the right to host the ICC Champions Trophy 2025.
As far as the series goes, England completed a famous victory in the Opening Test at Rawalpindi, beating Pakistan with 74 runs on the field obediently following the captain’s excited statement. Ben Stokes.
The loss greatly affected Pakistan’s hopes of reaching the final of next year’s World Test Championship.
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