Pakistan has twice toured England since the pandemic and travelled to New Zealand and the West Indies. The PCB had lined up a domestic season with teams like New Zealand, England, West Indies and Australia.
Pakistan was supposed to play at least 12 Twenty20s ahead of the World Cup, but with the withdrawal of both England and New Zealand it will go into the event with just one completed T20. This was against the West Indies.
Raja said this put into question matches against the West Indies and Australia.
“We have a West Indies series that can also be hit, and Australia who is already reconsidering. This England, Australia and New Zealand are all one block. Who can we complain to?”
Raja said Zimbabwe was willing to play in Pakistan to fill the gap left by both New Zealand and England. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka had offered to send their second-string teams. However, all these suggested tours could not materialize due to “logistical difficulties,” Raja said.
Pakistan has scheduled its own domestic National T20 Cup in which all the World Cup players are going to participate. Raja said Pakistan has set its target to beat at least three teams.