However, other reasons have also led to the decision. “A few of the players are unavailable at the moment and there have also been concerns about security.”
The final issue — that of security — will be a particular cause of concern for the PCB and for fans of cricket in Pakistan. International cricket is slowly returning to the country, with Pakistan recently hosting Sri Lanka in a historic T20I game at the Gaddafi; the first time in eight years that a Test-playing team toured Pakistan since the Sri Lankan bus was attacked way back in 2009.
Concerns emerging over security can put a spanner in all the work that has been done by the PCB in a bid to help cricket return.