Cricket
Logo
 

England cricket team to tour Pakistan after 16-year gap

Reuters/London
Filed on November 18, 2020
Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer, said England's tour of Pakistan next year, represents a significant moment for both nations. — Twitter

England to play two T20 Internationals in October 2021.

England will visit Pakistan for the first time in 16 years when they play two T20 Internationals in October 2021, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Wednesday.

The short tour will serve as a build-up to the Twenty20 World Cup in India that is scheduled to start the same month, and comes as international cricket returns to Pakistan following a terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009.

The matches are scheduled for Oct. 14 and 15, both in Karachi.

“This will be the first time since 2005 that an England team has toured Pakistan and as such it represents a significant moment for both nations,” ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison said.

“As always, the safety and welfare of our players and staff will be paramount. We are working closely with the PCB to ensure all the necessary plans are in place, especially concerning the anticipated levels of security around the team, the proposed travel protocols and of course the situation regarding the fast-moving and ever-changing Covid-19 pandemic.”

Pakistan have hosted Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for Tests, and Zimbabwe for limited overs matches since December 2019, having used Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi as home venues since the bus attack.





ERROR: Macro /ads/dfp-ad-article-new is missing!
MORE FROM Sports
MORE FROM Khaleej Times
CurrentRequestUnmodified: /apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=KT&date=20201118&category=ARTICLE&lopenr=201118903&Ref=AR&profile=1051 macro_action: article, macro_profile: , macro_adspot:
 
 
 
 
 
KT App Download
khaleejtimes app

All new KT app
is available
for download:

khaleejtimes - android khaleejtimes - ios khaleejtimes - HUAWEI AppGallery