Pakistan cricket fans have waited almost 17 years to watch England cricketers in their country’s stadiums. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the England tour of Pakistan for three Test & seven T20 in December.
England Tour to Pakistan
The test series will begin with 1st Test hosting in Rawalpindi from 1-5 December, then Multan will host the 2nd Test from 9-13, & 3rd Test will be held in Karachi from 17-21 December. England players will perform for the first time in Rawalpindi & England had lost the Test by 22 runs when they visited Multan in 2005.
PCB has also announced that the T20I series will be held in Karachi and Lahore between 20th September & 2nd October. Afterward, the England team will tour Australia for T20 World Cup matches.
PCB Director Zakir Khan said: "We are pleased that Pakistan and England Test rivalry, which has historically produced close and tight matches, will return to our backyards in December 2022. Both the sides have evolved since they last played in Pakistan in 2005 and have recently played 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."
England Cricket Board’s chief executive, Clare Connor said that he is grateful to PCB for everything they have done to make out Test & T20 tours possible in Pakistan, & expressed his feelings saying that their team has been working lately with PCB to conduct Men’s Test matches in Pakistan. He further added that it’s a great opportunity to play Test cricket in front of passionate cricket fans in Pakistan after such a long time.
Schedule of Test:
|1-5 December||1st test||Rawalpindi|
|9-13 December||2nd Test||Multan|
|17-21 December||3rd Test||Karachi|
Schedule of T20I:
|20 September||1st T20Is||Karachi|
|22 September||2nd T20Is||Karachi|
|23 September||3rd T20Is||Karachi|
|25 September||4th T20Is||Karachi|
|28 September||5th T20Is||Lahore|