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Pakistan insists England’s historic T20 tour of the country ‘will go ahead as planned’ despite floods

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Pakistan insists historic T20 country tour of England ‘will go ahead as planned’ despite devastating floods after death toll rises to 1,136 people in the heaviest rainfall in a decade

  • England will land in Karachi within a fortnight ahead of the seven-match T20 series
  • A third of Pakistan is under water after devastating floods
  • It is estimated that 33 million people have been affected by the heaviest rainfall in a decade
  • But a PCB spokesperson has told: Sports post there will be no impact on the tour

England’s historic tour of Pakistan next month will not be affected by the floods that have devastated the country.

Jos Buttler’s Twenty20 team will land in Karachi within a fortnight to face Pakistan in seven Twenty20 internationals, the first four in that city and the last three in Lahore, ending on October 2.

A third of the country is under water, roads and bridges have been washed away and an estimated 33 million people have been affected by the heaviest rainfall in a decade.

England’s historic tour of Pakistan next month will not be affected by the devastating floods

A third of the country is under water and roads and bridges have been washed away

A third of the country is under water and roads and bridges have been washed away

The monster monsoon season has caused more than 1,000 deaths since it opened in late June.

But a spokesman for the Pakistan Cricket Council said: Sports post “there will be no impact and the games will go ahead as planned.”

Pakistan’s monsoon season usually ends at this time of year, but the unprecedented, non-stop deluge of the past eight weeks has left huge swathes of the country under water, and about one-seventh of the population has suffered catastrophic effects from sudden explosions. floods.

England hadn’t toured Pakistan in 17 years, but promised a seven-match trip ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup in October, after the ECB pulled out of a whistle-blowing visit last September amid concerns over “mental and physical well-being.” of their country. players.

Jos Buttler's team will land in Karachi in a fortnight to play seven T20 internationals

Jos Buttler’s team will land in Karachi in a fortnight to play seven T20 internationals

It is estimated that 33 million people have been affected by the heaviest rainfall in a decade

It is estimated that 33 million people have been affected by the heaviest rainfall in a decade

They are scheduled to return in December for three Tests that will earn points for the World Test Championship.

Nearly half a million desperate Pakistanis have sought shelter in camps after severe flooding destroyed their homes.

The country’s climate minister warned that Pakistan is on the “front line” of the global climate crisis after unprecedented monsoon rains hit the country since mid-June, killing more than 1,136 people.

The rains stopped more than two days ago and the flooding in some areas subsided.

The Indus River is about to break its banks, which could flood a third of the country

The Indus River is about to break its banks, which could flood a third of the country

But Pakistanis in many parts of the country still waded through the waters that filled their homes or covered the streets of their towns as they struggled to fix the damage to homes and businesses.

A massive relief effort is now underway to address emergency calls, which also endangers millions of acres of farmland.

The Indus River is about to break its banks, which could flood a third of the country – an area about the size of Britain.

Pakistan’s international appeal for help on Sunday was answered first by Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, which were transporting supplies by air.

Climate minister Sherry Rehman and meteorologists told the Associated Press (AP) that new monsoons were expected in September.

Pakistan's Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman says the country is at the forefront of the global climate crisis

Pakistan’s Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman says the country is at the forefront of the global climate crisis

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