LONDON , Aug 05 : Pakistan and England cricket teams observed a one-minute silence before the start of the first test match at Old Trafford as mark of respect for all those affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pakistan men’s national cricket team is in the United Kingdom since 28 June and have been looked after well by the ECB that has not only ensured their health, safety and comfort, but also provided them world-class training and practice facilities to prepare for the ICC World Test Championship fixtures.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said that its a very emotional time for Pakistan cricket.” We resume international cricket as part of our obligation and commitment to the global sport, our heart goes out for all those who have been affected by the pandemic, he said.
He said that the one-minute silence is also our appreciation, gratitude and tribute to the front-line healthcare workers who have been working tirelessly and selflessly.
The PCB Chief Executive said that Pakistan and England observing a minute’s silence is also a sign of mutual respect. The two boards and teams enjoy a strong bond. This relationship has never been so formidable and we look forward to fostering it in future as we aspire to benefit from each other’s experience, knowledge and support.