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England cricketers pull out of trip to Pakistan, angers PCB

By STEVE DOUGLAS
AP Sports Writer

England’s cricketers will not travel for matches in Pakistan next month because of security concerns. The decision taken by the England and Wales Cricket Board comes three days after New Zealand Cricket abandoned its men’s team’s limited-overs tour of Pakistan following a government alert that warned of a possible attack outside Rawalpindi Stadium. It has provoked an angry reaction by Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja. England men’s and women’s teams were scheduled to play Twenty20 matches in Rawalpindi next month. England’s men have not played an international in Pakistan since 2005 while the women would have been visiting for the first time.

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