Pak vs Eng: I waited for England’s team to tour Pakistan, says UK envoy Christian Turner
- The British High Commissioner says that both countries are going through difficult times recently.
- Turner hopes cricket will give everyone a big lift.
- He says that the England team’s decision to donate to Pakistan’s flood victims sends a message of solidarity.
KARACHI: British High Commissioner in Pakistan Christian Turner has said that he was looking forward to the England team’s visit. Pakistan Since he came to the country.
In an exclusive interview with Geo.tv, Speaking on the occasion of the first T20I between Pakistan and England at the National Stadium, the British High Commissioner said that both the countries have gone through difficult times recently and hope that cricket will give a big benefit to everyone.
“I couldn’t be happier for 17 years. We have been waiting for three years of hard work. I said when I came to Pakistan three years ago, I wanted to bring them back. A lot of people helped make it happen. “Big credit to PCB and ECB for all they’ve done, both cricket boards have been fantastic. So, I really couldn’t be happier for both countries today,” he said of the series. I was asked about his enthusiasm, he said.
“It’s been a tough few weeks for both countries. The money raised from tonight’s game will be spent. Flood relief And the England team has also donated. This is a huge moment. To Great Britain we have lost our Queen, the late majesty. Queen Elizabeth II. I really hope tonight’s game gives everyone a big lift,” Turner added.
In response to a question, Turner said that cricket unites nations and the England team’s decision to donate to Pakistan’s flood victims sends a message of solidarity.
“It’s cricket that binds us together like so many things. We’re really together at a time that’s difficult in Pakistan but also in the UK.
Turner expressed disappointment when England canceled the tour of Pakistan last year. He said his job is to bring together all those who make such trips.
The Pakistan Board, Ramiz Raja, and his team have done a great job preparing for this. And indeed, the England board added two extra matches. Now we have seven T20s. It’s a really busy 10 days before the World Cup and then back for the Tests,” he highlighted.
Talking about the cricket aspect of the Pakistan vs England series, the British High Commissioner said that he is expecting interesting games.
“In a series like this, Pakistan can go or England can go for several games. It won’t end until the last match. It’s going to be an interesting contest. Both teams are deep. There are few injuries on both sides. I think the pitches are intact. I’m quite interested to see what happens when the spinners come in tonight,” he said.
When asked who he was supporting, the tuner showed off his specially designed shirt with England on one side and Pakistan on the other.
“That’s a good question. Let me show you. I have my England shirts, but only if things go well for Pakistan. I’m a diplomat. So, I’ve got any cover, ” he concluded.