Just In: England is all set to kick start their first tour of Pakistan in 17 years under ICC FTPs. The English side is scheduled to play 7-T20Is in Karachi and Lahore before they travel to Australia to participate in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
After the T20 World Cup 2022, the English side will return to Pakistan to complete the series by playing the remaining 3-Test matches. After this tour, many other cricketing nations, including New Zealand and West Indies, will also visit Pakistan.
The news is shared by Zakir Khan, PCB Director International Cricket. He stated, “We are delighted to confirm hosting England for Seven T20Is in Karachi and Lahore as a curtain-raiser to a busy, entertaining and exciting season of home internationals.”
“We demonstrated our event planning and operational skills in the highly-successful series against Australia in March/April and I am confident we will be able to replicate these when England visits us for the first time since 2005”, further added by Khan.
🗓️ 𝐒𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬
📢 Great news for fans as Pakistan are set to host England after 17 years! 📢
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 2, 2022
According to details, England Cricket Team will start their tour of Pakistan in September. There will be a total of 7-T20Is between both teams on two different playing venues in Pakistan. Karachi will host the first four matches, whereas the remaining three games will be played in Lahore.
England Cricket Team, who played its last Test Match on Pakistani Soil back in 2005-06, will appear in the 3-Test match series starting in December 2022. The whole tour of the English side is the official part of ICC’s Future Tour Programs.
England Tour of Pakistan 2022 – Official Schedule
Tuesday, 20 Sep – 1st T20I, Karachi
Thursday, 22 Sep – 2nd T20I, Karachi
Friday, 23 Sep – 3rd T20I, Karachi
Sunday, 25 Sep – 4th T20I, Karachi
Wednesday, 28 Sep – 5th T20I, Lahore
Friday, 30 Sep – 6th T20I, Lahore
Sunday, 2 Oct – 7th T20I, Lahore