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England To Play 7 T20Is In Pakistan Instead Of 5 Next Year: ECB Chief Tom Harrison

The England males’s workforce will tour Pakistan subsequent 12 months in September-October 2022 and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has agreed to play two further T20 International matches to make it a five-match sequence, as an alternative of the initially agreed three-match T20I sequence.

England and Wales Cricket Board Chief Executive Tom Harrison is in Pakistan to iron provide the problems which stemmed from ECB canceling their males’s and girls’s tour this 12 months in September forward of the T20 World Cup 2021, citing unsafe touring situations in Pakistan.

This was a reactive determination from the England board on the again of the New Zealand workforce canceling their white-ball tour on the day of 1st ODI in Rawalpindi as a result of NZC speaking a safety situation to the workforce administration and which led to the BlackCaps gamers flying to Dubai the following day from Islamabad.

Happy To Announce That We’ll Play Two Extra White-Ball T20Is On Our Pakistan Tour In 2022: ECB Chief Tom Harrison

England and Wales Cricket Board Chief Executive Tom Harrison introduced the current improvement of taking part in a five-match T20I sequence as an alternative of the beforehand scheduled three matches throughout their males’s tour of Pakistan.

The canceled tour in 2021 would have been England males’s first go to to Pakistan since 2005 and the ladies’s workforce’s first tour ever to the Asian nation.

ECB Chief Executive Tom Harrison stated: “Myself and ECB’s Senior Director Martin Darlow visited Lahore to speak head to head with the PCB round among the issues which have occurred over the previous few weeks, resulting in the cancelation of our tour in October.

We’re comfortable to announce that we’ll play two further white-ball T20Is on our males’s tour of Pakistan in September/October 2022. We will then return after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia to finish the Test match factor of that tour.”

England To Play 7 T20Is In Pakistan Instead Of 5 Next Year: ECB Chief Tom Harrison

PCB chief Ramiz Raja had made fairly a furor over each New Zealand and England canceling their excursions to Pakistan and introduced that this matter might be taken to the ICC in the course of the boards assembly. However, he was pleased with the problems being sorted out amicably between the 2 cricket boards.

“The ECB have shown their large heartedness to be here for which I am thankful to Tom and Martin. It means a lot to us. We are excited that England have committed to playing two additional T20Is as part of their white-ball tour in September/October in 2022. We put in lot of efforts to make sure that all visiting teams are comfortable in Pakistan. As such, it is a matter of pride for the Pakistan fans, who look forward to welcoming Australia and England in 2022,” Raja was quoted as saying by PCB.com.pk.

The England males’s facet will then return to Pakistan in November/December in the back of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022 to play three Tests, which is able to kind a part of the ICC World Test Championship.

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