England’s winter tours – ECB confirm plans to undertake the first tour of Pakistan in 15 years

ECB has confirmed they are in talks with PCB to make a short tour of Pakistan in January’s last weekend or in February.

First revealed on 8 October by ESPNcricinfo as a possibility, this tour contains three T20Is and this would be England’s first tour to Pakistan since 2005.


However England is still not confirmed to make a tour to Pakistan till the end of 2022, the PCB is trying to give an invitation to England because they hope that England may have one week in between their scheduled tour to Sri Lanka. For January, and its series of tests and limited series. Against India, which are to be held from late January to March.

The ECB is very excited to make the tour happen. Due to the current situation regarding the global pandemic Pakistani players were urged to spend the quarantine for some weeks before recently finished.

Following the meeting with the PCB, they ascertained that team England and ECB had been provided with a proposal to play a white ball tournament in Pakistan in the first half of the following year. They stated that that as international cricket going back to the normal in Pakistan they are certain of everything they could do to assist in growth.

Keeping in mind the current situation, all the prerequisite safety measures will be taken into account. The biosecure bubble so as to maintain the safety of the players. They will be in touch with the board of cricket in Pakistan. The decision will be made accordingly then.


Before that Pakistan, the board has to convince the ECB that it has organized a sufficient level of safety for the players. As it has become mandatory on tour, otherwise the tour would get aborted. PCB has been criticized in the past few years. However, they have managed to maintain a strong bond with the ECB. If they meet all the requirements then the tour is likely to happen.

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