Islamabad, 3 August 2022 (TDI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Tuesday, confirmed that England will play a seven-match T20Is (International Series) from September to October in what will be their first tour of the country in 17 years.
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The seven T20Is will be part of the first leg of England’s tour to Pakistan. The matches will take place from 20 September to 2 October in Karachi and Lahore.
Moreover, the National Stadium Karachi will host the matches on the 20, 22, 23 and 25 of September. Whereas, the remaining three matches will be played in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on 28 and 30 September and on 2 October 2022.
The England cricket team will also return to Pakistan in December for three-test series.
The PCB Director, Zakir Khan, said, “We confirm hosting England for seven T20Is in Karachi and Lahore as a curtain raiser to a busy and exciting season of home internationals.”
Additionally, the Director said, “England is one of the top-ranked T20Is teams and them playing the shortest format in the lead to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Pakistan will not help the team management to finalise their preparations but also set the tone for December’s three-test series.”
The Managing Director of the England Cricket Board, Rob Key, said that the England team is looking forward to returning to Pakistan and playing cricket matches.
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Additional Leagues hosted
The T20 series will launch Pakistan’s international matches season.
Pakistan will host New Zealand after the September and October match against England. This will be for two Tests and three ODIs in December 2022 and January 2023. Furthermore, Pakistan will also host New Zealand in April for five ODIs and five T20Is.
Pakistan will also host the West-Indies cricket team for three T201s in late January 2023 and finally the 50-over ACC Asia Cup.
Apart from five-Test, eight ODIs, and fifteen T201s in the 2022-2023 season, Pakistan will also host 18 men’s domestic matches in six senior competitions. Moreover, Pakistan will also host 33 Pakistan Super League 2023 fixtures and 19 Pakistan Junior League 2022 games.
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