Pakistan fear England will pull out of their 2022-23 tour following their controversial decision to cancel next month's visit — with PCB chairman Ramiz Raja accusing the ECB of 'using and binning' the game in his country.
On the day Britain's high commissioner to Pakistan said he supported this year's tour and had not advised against it on security grounds, Ramiz warned that his board would put in place a 'back-up plan' ahead of next year because of a breakdown in trust between the two countries.
The ECB insist they have a 'longstanding commitment' to fulfil the trip in October 2022, comprising five one-day internationals and three Tests, as part of the ICC's Future Tours Programme.
A furious Pakistan fear England will pull out of their 2022-23 tour, which includes five ODIs
The ECB have insisted they have a 'longstanding commitment' to fulfil the trip next year
But Ramiz said: 'I said to (ECB chairman) Ian Watmore, what is the guarantee of England coming back and playing here in 2022?
'Because a month before that tour, you can easily quote tiredness, players being spooked again, sick