England to play an additional two of five T20I’s in Pakistan next year
England’s team is all set to play in Pakistan in the next year with the additional two T20Is apart from the original five-match T20I series after abandoning their last visit to Pakistan by citing security threats.
England men’s team is now ready to tour to Pakistan after they had pulled out of their men and women tour to Pakistan, which was scheduled in October.
England had canceled their tour after New Zealand abandoned their first tour to Pakistan in 18 years based on security threats. England’s walk was also a massive setback for Pakistan and its fans.
England teams will now play two additional T20Is in Pakistan which is scheduled in September 2022, apart from the originally planned five-match T20I series.
England will also play the three test match series in Pakistan after the next edition of the T20 World Cup in 2022 which is scheduled in Australia.
“Myself and ECB’s Senior Director Martin Darlow visited Lahore to talk face to face with the PCB around some of the things that have happened over the past few weeks, leading to the cancellation of our tour in October,”ECB Chief Executive Tom Harrison said on Tuesday (November 9).
“We also wanted to discuss the future as the two boards have a historic relationship and want to move the agenda towards a forward-looking one as opposed to one looking back.
“This is just to reaffirm our commitment to Pakistan cricket to getting England teams, men’s and women’s teams, eventually playing in Pakistan at home.
“I don’t think there’s a cricketer in England who doesn’t want to test their abilities against the huge talent this country has and in the conditions, they know best.
”We also talked with our colleagues at the PCB around pathway engagement, how we can support proposals around the women’s game, and some interesting ideas around the domestic agenda here in Pakistan.
“We’re going to build on these plans going forward together and we’re excited about that too.”
Ramiz Raja, the PCB chairman, added:
“The ECB has shown their large-heartedness to be here for which I am thankful to Tom and Martin. It means a lot to us.
“We are excited that England has committed to playing two additional T20Is as part of their white-ball tour in September/October in 2022. We put in a lot of effort to make sure that all visiting teams are comfortable in Pakistan. As such, it is a matter of pride for the Pakistan fans, who look forward to welcoming Australia and England in 2022.”