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The ECB’s deputy chairman believes the PSL contributed to England’s return to Pakistan.

Martin Darlow, the deputy chairman of the English Cricket Board, believes the Pakistan Super League was instrumental in bringing England’s tour to Pakistan to fruition.

Last year, the ECB cancelled a scheduled short trip of Pakistan, but this year, the English team, captained by Moeen Ali, is in Pakistan for a seven-match T20I series and will return for Test matches later this year.

Earlier this year, about 23 England players competed in the PSL.Speaking to News ahead of the fourth T20I in Karachi, ECB vice chairman Martin Darlow expressed his delight at England’s return to Pakistan after a 17-year absence.

“It’s great to see a full stadium.” It’s great to witness and hear the Pakistani population’s enthusiasm for cricket. And the players are ecstatic to be here. I’m overjoyed to be here. “It’s also fantastic to be back,” he continued.

When asked how things have changed in the last year, the ECB deputy chairman stated that it is the Pakistan Cricket Board, the Pakistan Government, and the British High Commission’s constant reassurance that it is a safe place to play cricket.

“Also, the Pakistan Super League assisted so many English players playing in the Pakistan Super League, and it was a fantastic sight the other night with Harry Brook and Harris Rauf’s camaraderie.” So, all of that together makes it safe and secure, and gives our players confidence that this is a fantastic place to be and a great place to play,” he explained.

He went on to say that a lot of effort was done with the Pakistan Cricket Board and the English Cricket Board.”I collaborated closely with Ramiz. All of the support personnel and teams worked extremely hard to make this possible. You’ve seen the security measures in place, which are terrific, outstanding, and have made it safe for all teams.

So, a lot of effort has gone into this seven-game series,” he explained.”And it would take me a long time to thank everyone.” But it’s a team effort, it’s a true team effort across both countries,” Martin Darlow remarked, referring to the work done behind the scenes to make this tour a reality.

The ECB official also stated that he is excited to see ICC events return to Pakistan and believes that they are “far overdue.”