LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Wednesday that England will stop by Pakistan for a small tour subsequent yr marking the 1st check out by an English staff to the region because 2005.
A joint announcement by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the PCB verified the England men’s group will make their very first check out to Pakistan in 16 decades when they will engage in two Twenty20 internationals in Karachi on Oct 14 and 15 of subsequent calendar year.
In accordance to program, the England group will arrive in Karachi on Oct 12, and both teams will depart for India on Oct 16 for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at the close of the series.
The ECB confirmed the tour on Tuesday night subsequent very last month’s invite by the PCB for a shorter tour in January 2021.
England last toured Pakistan in 2005 when they played a few Exams and 5 ODIs. The sequence between the two sides in 2012 and 2015 were played in the United Arab Emirates.
Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Government Officer claimed that it is a authentic satisfaction to announce that the England squad will be enjoying in Pakistan in Oct 2021, adding that it represented a sizeable second for both equally nations.
“As was shown this summer months, we have a solid connection with PCB, and ECB is delighted to be capable to enjoy our component in guaranteeing the secure return of international cricket to this excellent country of passionate cricket followers,” claimed Harrison.
“As normally, the safety and welfare of our players and staff members will be paramount. We are doing the job closing with the PCB to make certain all the required options are in position, primarily about the expected ranges of safety close to the crew, the proposed vacation protocols and of system the predicament relating to the rapidly-moving and ever-shifting COVID-19 pandemic,” he extra.
On the other hand, PCB Chief Government Wasim Khan added that the sequence will open the doorway for each Check and white ball excursions in the 2022-23 year.
“The whole-power England squad will get there at the backend of our residence white-ball series towards New Zealand. We also hope Australia to take a look at Pakistan for their FTP commitment in early 2022, with England returning for both of those Take a look at and White Ball excursions in the 2022-23 time,” he said.
“The October 2021 game titles will let the main England cricketers to accessibility and study the earth-course arrangements we will place together, which will give them even further encouragement and self-confidence to not only return in 2022-23 but also specific their fascination in the Pakistan Super League, which has developed to develop into a single of the top rated leagues in the globe,” the PCB CEO claimed.
Wasim Khan included that the increased development produced about the last two years has been down to nurturing interactions with a variety of cricket boards and international players, as nicely as building rely on and self-confidence.
“The ECB’s confirmation further more endorses Pakistan as risk-free and secure. Importantly, this announcement speaks volumes for the romantic relationship that we have with the ECB and I would like to thank the ECB for their potent will and desire to make this brief tour a actuality,” Wasim claimed.