The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday confirmed that the England cricket workforce will play two Twenty20 internationals in October on their first tour of the nation since 2005.
“The England men’s side will visit Pakistan in October for two Twenty20 internationals. Both matches will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on 13 and 14 October,” mentioned the PCB launch.
Eoin Morgan’s aspect, together with Heather Knight’s workforce, will arrive in Islamabad on Oct 9 and they’ll depart for Dubai on Oct 15 for the Twenty20 World Cup that can happen in Oman and the United Arab Emirates from Oct 17 to Nov 14.
England’s ladies may also play three one-day internationals on October 17, 19 and 21 on the Rawalpindi stadium.
“We are delighted to welcome both the England men’s teams for what will be their first tour to Pakistan since 2005, and the England women’s team, who will be touring Pakistan for the first time,” mentioned PCB chief government Wasim Khan.
New Zealand’s cricket workforce may also tour Pakistan in September — their first after a niche of 18 years — certainly one of many excursions that can additional restore Pakistan’s picture as a secure host for worldwide matches.
The West Indies and Australia are additionally because of play in Pakistan within the subsequent seven months. Pakistan turned a no-go space for worldwide groups after a lethal 2009 assault on the Sri Lanka workforce bus in Lahore.
However a fast enchancment in safety lately has regularly seen the return of worldwide cricket, with Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and South Africa touring within the final six years.
England final toured Pakistan in 2005. In 2012 and 2015 Pakistan needed to host England within the United Arab Emirates.
Oct 13 – Pakistan ladies v England ladies; Pakistan males v England males (T20I double-header)
Oct 14 – Pakistan ladies v England ladies; Pakistan males v England males (T20I double-header)
Oct 17 – Pakistan ladies v England ladies, 1st ODI
Oct 19 – Pakistan ladies v England ladies, 2nd ODI
Oct 21 – Pakistan ladies v England ladies, third ODI