England invited to play limited-overs series in Pakistan

  • England invited to play limited-overs series in Pakistan

England invited to play limited-overs series in Pakistan

As a gesture to thank Pakistan for travelling to England for three Tests and as many T20Is amidst the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, England are likely to tour Pakistan for a three-match T20I series in January 2021.

The statement continued: 'We welcome the fact that worldwide cricket is returning to Pakistan and are committed to doing what we can to help this develop further. England have not toured Pakistan since 2005 and according to the Future Tours Programme (FTP), their next trip is scheduled only in 2022.

That prompted Pakistan great Wasim Akram to say in August: "You (England) boys owe Pakistan cricket, and the country, a lot, with the boys coming over here".

The ECB still need to consider several factors, including an already packed schedule, security concerns, player welfare and biosecure bubble protocols.

"We will be liaising with the PCB, and as well as other partners over the coming weeks to work through these considerations, before a final decision will be taken in due course", the European Central Bank said.

A domestic cricketer playing in the ongoing National T20 Cup in Pakistan has been contacted for fixing and this cricketer has given this information to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Worldwide cricket now seems to return to the nation as recently Sri Lanka and Bangladesh national cricket teams marked a safe return while enjoying cricket at their level best.

The proposed plan would see the Test team travel to Sri Lanka and a white-ball squad play in Pakistan, simultaneously. They are also due in India in January and February for Test and one-day cricket.

Pakistan did not host Test cricket for 10 years following an attack by gunmen on the Sri Lanka team in 2009.

Australian coach Justin Langer spoke recently about his dislike of the idea of simultaneous tours, after it emerged that Australia's Test side could be visiting South Africa early next year as the same time as their T20 team tours New Zealand.

Pakistan were one of four teams to tour England during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the European Central Bank saying it had avoided "financial oblivion" by delivering on its broadcast commitments during the home summer.