Pakistan vs England: England will tour Pakistan after 16 years for T20I series. The cricket Boards confirmed that both teams will play Twenty20 matches. Pakistan vs England: England will tour Pakistan after 16 years for T20I series.
The England team will travel to Pakistan for the two-match Twenty20 series ahead of T20I World Cup. This will be the first time after 16 years, England will play against Pakistan on Pakistani soil.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the news on Wednesday with the fans. The English players will arrive at the Southern port city, Karachi on October 12 to play the two-match T20I series.
Both the teams will play two back to back games on 14th October and 15th October because of the T20 World Cup in 2021. After the back to back games, both the squads will fly to India on 16th October for the T20 World cup 2021.
The historic series between the two was initially scheduled for January 2021 but due to costs and availability of players, it got postponed until October 2021.
Boards on England tour of Pakistan 2021:
“As we showed earlier this summer, we have a strong connection with PCB and ECB is happy to play its part in confirming the safe return of International Cricket to the country of passionate fans”, ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said.
Harrison told that England Cricket Board is working closely with the PCB to assure the safety and security of its squad and “of course the situation regarding the fast-moving and ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic.”
“The Pakistan Cricket Board expects that England’s short tour will encourage visitors and showcase their ability to host International Matches in the 2022-23 season.”
“In the short tour of October 2021, England’s leading players will allow access and examine the world-class arrangements. This will further encourage them to return not only in the 2022-23 season but also gain interest in Pakistan Super League,” PCB chief executive Wasim Khan.
The last time both the teams met on Pakistani soil in 2005 for three test matches and five ODI games. However, PCB wanted England players to visit again but it could not be possible due to security concerns of the players. The subsequent series between Pakistan and England in 2012 and 2015 was held at UAE (Neutral Venue).