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Pakistan to host England Cricket Team

Lahore, 2 August 2022 (GNP): Pakistan is set to host the England Men’s Cricket team for a seven-game Twenty20 series and 3 Test matches.

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced the program on Tuesday. According to the PCB, England and Pakistan will play seven T20Is from 20 September to 2 October in Karachi and Lahore.

It will be the English team’s first visit to the country after 17 years. England was scheduled to visit Pakistan last year but it was canceled due to security concerns.

Official Statements by PCB and ECB

Zakir Khan, the PCB Director of International Cricket, said that “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.”

Pakistan hosted the Australian Cricket Team in March this year. The event was considered a success for the return of international cricket to the country.

Zakir Khan expressed his confidence in Pakistani cricket fans for making the event a success. He said, “I am confident that the cricket fans like they did in the series against Australia, will turn up in big numbers to support both the sides and also make our Diamond Jubilee celebration year an unforgettable one.”

Meanwhile, the ECB Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, Rob Key, expressed his satisfaction with the arrangements, planning, and coordination with the PCB.

He said, “We would like to thank the PCB and the city authorities for all their ongoing assistance with planning for the tours, including hosting the recent pre-tour planning visit by ECB representatives and the PCA CEO.”

He further proclaimed, “We are looking forward to returning to Pakistan and playing these seven T20Is as the team builds up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.”