Friday, 4 December 2020

England Cricket Board confirms Pakistan tour

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BIRMINGHAM: England has confirmed to send its cricket team to Pakistan for a short tour next year in October to mark their first visit to the country since 2005.

A joint announcement by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that England men’s team will make their first visit to Pakistan in 16 years. The guests will play two Twenty20 Internationals in Karachi on October 14 and 15, next year.

According to schedule, England’s cricket team will arrive in Karachi on October 12. After the series end, both teams will depart for India on October 16 for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

ECB confirmed the tour following last month’s invite by the PCB for a short tour in January 2021.

Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer said that it’s a real pleasure to announce the news as it represents a significant moment for both nations.

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