Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja expressed disappointment over England's move to pull out the Pakistan tour days after New Zealand had, at the last-minute, canceled the series due to "security" concerns.
England's men and women teams were due to play two Twenty20s in Rawalpindi on October 13 and 14. The women's team were due to play three ODIs in Pakistan on October 17, 19, and 21.
Taking to Twitter, the former cricketer said that this was "a wake up call" for the team to strive to do better in hopes that there would be a day where international teams would play them "without making excuses".
"Disappointed with England, pulling out of their commitment & failing a member of their Cricket fraternity when it needed it most. Survive we will inshallah. A wake up call for Pak team to become the best team in the world for teams to line up to play them without making excuses."