ENG vs PAK: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the itinerary for England’s December Test trip to Pakistan. The three-match series, which counts toward the World Test Championship, will be played at Rawalpindi, Multan, and Karachi.
The three Tests will mark the second phase of England’s tour. They will mark the first Test series played in Pakistan in 17 years. In the first leg which is from September 20 to October 2, seven T20Is will be contested in Karachi and Lahore.
England’s Test tour of Pakistan schedule:
1st Test– Rawalpindi (1-5 December)
2nd Test– Multan (9-13 December)
3rd Test- Karachi (17-21 December)
In November and December of 2005, England last visited Pakistan, and the country defeated the visitors by 2-0. The third test was won by the Nasser Hussain-led squad in Multan in 2000. They ended the series 1-0 and gave England its last Test victory in Pakistan.
“We are pleased that Pakistan and England Test rivalry, which has historically produced close and tight matches, will return to our backyards in December. Both the sides have evolved since they last played in Pakistan in 2005 and have recently been playing entertaining and exciting cricket. I remain confident this series will live up to the expectations of the global cricket fans who want to watch and enjoy competitive and thrilling matches,” said Zakir Khan, PCB Director – International Cricket.
Clare Connor, ECB’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, added: “The return of our men’s Test team to Pakistan for the first time since 2005 will be a historic occasion. The opportunity to play Test cricket in front of passionate cricket-lovers in Pakistan after such a long time is something to be cherished. We have been working closely with the PCB over recent months and I am grateful to them for everything they have done, and continue to do, to make our Test and T20 tours a mouth-watering prospect for all involved.”
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