England cricket team is going to Pakistan after 15 years!.International cricket is slowly returning to Pakistan. The Bangladesh cricket team visited the country earlier this year. There was one more point to go. But did not go because of the coronavirus. The England cricket team has not been in Pakistan for a long time. They went to play cricket in the country in 2005. Then they withdrew from the scheduled tour due to the terror. They played agaginst Pakistan’s home series in the United Arab Emirates.
However, the English are going to visit Pakistan after many days. The ICC’s FTP says they are scheduled to tour Pakistan in 2022. But the England cricket team can be seen in Pakistan in January next year.
Pakistan has invited the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to play in the limited overs shortlist in 2021. And if that is the case, after waiting for 15 years, English cricketers will be seen in Pakistan again.
However, international cricket in Pakistan came to a standstill after the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore. Pakistan could not play international matches in their own country for almost 10 years.
The ECB received the invitation a week ago. They are positive in that proposal. But of course they will understand the situation and make a decision. The issue of security will be the most important. The PCB will create the right biosafety zone for England during the Corona period. The ECB will send a team of doctors to monitor the whole process.
News room, October 17,2020