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    England to play seven T20Is from 20 September to 2 October in Karachi and Lahore

    England will play two additional men’s Twenty20 Internationals to the five T20Is originally planned when they will tour Pakistan in September/October 2022, England and Wales Cricket Board Chief Executive Tom Harrison announced today following his meeting with Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja.

    The men’s side will then return to Pakistan in November/December at the back of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022 to play three Tests, which will form part of the ICC World Test Championship.

    ECB Chief Executive Tom Harrison: “Myself and ECB’s Senior Director Martin Darlow visited Lahore to talk face to face with the PCB around some of the things that have happened over the past few weeks, leading to the cancelation of our tour in October. We also wanted to discuss the future as the two boards have a historic relationship and want to move the agenda towards a forward-looking one as opposed to one looking back.

    “We’re happy to announce that we’ll play two extra white-ball T20Is on our men’s tour of Pakistan in September/October 2022. We will then return after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia to complete the Test match element of that tour.

    “This is just to reaffirm our commitment to Pakistan cricket to getting England teams, men’s and women’s teams, eventually playing in Pakistan at home.

    “I don’t think there’s a cricketer in England who doesn’t want to test their abilities against the huge talent this country has and in the conditions they know best.

    “We also talked with our colleagues at the PCB around pathway engagement, how we can support proposals around the women’s game and some interesting ideas around the domestic agenda here in Pakistan.

    “We’re going to build on these plans going forward together and we’re excited about that too.”

    PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja: “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.

    “England have got a great team and it’s mind-boggling how they’ve produced so many match-winners in a span of about five to seven years. They play very engaging and attractive cricket, which is fantastic for the fans and a big advertisement of the game.”


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    Seen it

    Heard it all before.

    Will believe it when it happens

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    And Imran Khan will marry the Queen

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    So will it be like B, C or D team?

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    We should simply refuse to tour them until they tour us first.

    I'd rather we invest in national t20 and psl and extend the calender of these tournaments.

    And also arrange a high quality domestic 50 over tournament

    It will keep the players in shape.

    We should stop doing favours and making their boards and clubs money by touring

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    Jeez, I know it's in the run up to a WT20 but could we they not have chucked in some ODIs instead? 7 T20s in one tour is nuts.

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    Were not they supposed to play 5 ODI's instead of t20's according to original FTP? @Saj @MenInG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashmiri_Pak_fan View Post
    Were not they supposed to play 5 ODI's instead of t20's according to original FTP? @Saj @MenInG
    That's what the FTP originally listed but I assume they got changed after the schedule got changed up and this series ended up being right before the WT20.

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    I will wait to see this happen.

    With the recent accusations from Azeem Rafiq, I guess they are under a lot of pressure with how they treat certain sets of players, though it probably doesn't have anything to do with a tour getting canceled because their players were "fatigued".

    The same players were never asked about their intentions to tour.

    Laughable.

    I do hope Ramiz or Imran ask both of these goons where the fatigue was if these players themselves were never asked.

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    7 T20's? These poor Englishmen might get too fatigued with that many T20's.

    This is probably just for show. If anything, they'll send in a team full of Asians to complete the tour.

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    This for me seems like a more realistic prospect than the Australia series.

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    Sweeteners I guess for missing the tour of Pakistan this year.

    7 T20Is and then the rest of the tour. Sounds good if it happens.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nasty Naz View Post
    7 T20's? These poor Englishmen might get too fatigued with that many T20's.

    This is probably just for show. If anything, they'll send in a team full of Asians to complete the tour.
    Actually it makes sense because the series will be held just before the T20 World Cup in Australia. So it should provide both sides with an opportunity to test their bench strength and fringe players.

    As far as the players are concerned; Roy, Malan, Moeen Ali, Livingstone, Jordan, Mills, Billings, Banton, Vince, Gregory, Saqib have already been to Pakistan. Buttler expressed an interest in playing in Pakistan "for the first time".

    The only person who could have a problem with it Eoin Morgan. But besides him I don't see why England won't send their first team.
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    What I'd give to have them add an extra Test match or two to this tour. I'm starving for good test cricket featuring Pakistan ...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahdi View Post
    What I'd give to have them add an extra Test match or two to this tour. I'm starving for good test cricket featuring Pakistan ...........
    You mean you are starving to see the batting of Abid Ali, Imran Butt and Azhar Ali and bowling of Muhammad Abbass & Nauman Ali. Doesnt sound like a mouth watering prospect, does it?

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    Eng/Aus trying to soften pak up before the semis & final so they go easy on them.

    More chance of Ind touring pak !!

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    They will make some excuse when the times is near.


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    In a video shared by the PCB, Raja didn't just thank ECB for confirming the 2022 tour but also expressed his happiness to see his counterpart realising that the pull-out earlier this year was only a knee-jerk reaction.

    "I'm thankful to the England Cricket Board (ECB), as it wasn't easy for them. They were under pressure and we became emotional when the pullout took place. Everyone saw how Pakistan made its case, and the result is they came here."

    "The only thing is we and the ECB must walk together because it's important for every board to understand each other, their frustrations, meet the expectations. I think the ECB also understood they committed a mistake by withdrawing, and it was a knee-jerk reaction," Raja said in the video.

    https://www.timesnownews.com/sports/...mitment/830558



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    Actually , in my view ; its the realization of below points by BCCI, ICC, and Big Three :

    1) Their ambitious day dream of making stronger associate teams. In a world where there will be 20+ teams competing fiercely has fallen apart or is not going to get realized in at least next 2 decades.
    2) This dream shattered by seeing how pathetic the progress of Bangladesh is, and decline in SL and West Indies
    3) Cricket world is left with only few consistent competitive teams (and really need Pakistan cricket to be back on track) to make it more interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by AAli98 View Post
    Eng/Aus trying to soften pak up before the semis & final so they go easy on them.

    More chance of Ind touring pak !!

    BCCI tried that with Asia cup hosting rights; that trick just fell short of anything serious

    Actually, imho, this intense push is because sponsors can not ill afford to oversell how great Bangladesh team is. We all know their minnow level cricket status.. Its just a realization that its really difficult to stand a n associate level team rather than giving a fair chance to teams like Pakistan, SL and West Indies

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    If this goes ahead I’m guessing it’ll be the longest ever T20I series? Madness

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza619 View Post
    You mean you are starving to see the batting of Abid Ali, Imran Butt and Azhar Ali and bowling of Muhammad Abbass & Nauman Ali. Doesnt sound like a mouth watering prospect, does it?
    1. I quite enjoyed Nauman Ali bowl, he's been a good test bowler.
    2. In Pakistan our first choice pace attack should be Hassan Ali, Shaheen and Faheem like against SA. They were quite good to watch in that series.
    3. A major reason why Test batting doesn't get changed that much is because we play so few tests. Selectors and captain are always saying this isn't the right time etc. and are averse to risks. Also with so few tests public pressure doesn't build up.
    4. Yes I'll still enjoy the test series as long as it's closely fought, which in Pakistan it should be otherwise heads will roll.

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    7 T20s???

    How can people be that stupid?

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    Better to host tri-mini t20 cup, england, pakistan and bangladesh? Will be interseting.

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    One thing I hope Rob Key puts an end to is this sort of nonsense!

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    England’s limited-overs players face the prospect of twiddling their thumbs in Australia for a week later this year should they fail to reach the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup.

    Although Eoin Morgan’s men are one of the favourites to lift the trophy in the autumn, their half of the tournament features hosts Australia, who are also defending champions, plus last year’s runners-up New Zealand — and only two teams progress from the Super 12 stage.

    England’s final Super 12 fixture is scheduled for November 5, when they will take on the winners of qualifying Group A, most likely Sri Lanka.

    But the presence of three Australia v England one-day internationals, starting on November 17, four days after the World Cup final at the MCG, mean that in the event of early elimination those who feature in both T20 and 50-over squads will either be forced to spend some downtime Down Under or potentially dash home for the shortest of breaks in what is an unforgiving 2022-23 calendar.

    The white-ball specialists head to Pakistan for seven Twenty20 matches on September 15, just 72 hours after the home international summer concludes against South Africa, and then on to Australia for three further T20s to acclimatise for the World Cup.

    Multi-format cricketers are likely to miss the Pakistan series in order to rest — as there is no let-up from the start of the T20 matches until December 22 — and will therefore travel directly to Australia on October 1.

    Immediately after the trio of ODIs finish on November 22, England return to Pakistan to play three Tests. In fact, the two assignments will run concurrently, as was the case earlier this year when a T20 squad landed in Barbados with the Ashes still live, and as is due to happen again next February when Test cricket in New Zealand and a warm-up match on the one-day tour of Bangladesh occur just hours apart.

    Such saturation has led to a call for action from new Test captain Ben Stokes. ‘The schedule is definitely something that needs looking at. It is ridiculous the amount of cricket people are expected to play. The fact there is a Test match and one-day series overlapping sums it up,’ he said.

    ‘It really needs looking at from a workload point of view. I don’t want to miss England matches. I want to play as much as I can for England but in an ideal world you would not want to be having discussions about when you want to rest, you would have a schedule that allows you to play everything. Unfortunately, it is not possible.’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cr...Cup-early.html


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    British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Christian Turner and PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja met at Gaddafi Stadium today.

    The visit of England cricket team to Pakistan was discussed in the meeting

    PCB chairman Ramiz Raja is excited to host Pakistan vs England series and stated that the England team will visit Pakistan twice this year and said that English fans and cricket experts want to come to Pakistan to watch thrilling cricket between the two teams.

    Christian Turner stated that Cricket is in our blood, and that the game connects the two countries, and the two countries are also celebrating 75 years of friendship







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    "England fans and cricket experts want to visit Pakistan and witness a thrilling contest between both teams," said Ramiz. "We will announce the dates soon and the rest of the details will follow."

    "It will be a good challenge for us as England's team is highly capable. The English team will visit once to play seven T20Is and then their next tour will feature three-match Test match series," Ramiz further added.

    "We are all very excited for England's autumn tour of Pakistan and that the team is traveling to Pakistan after 17 long years. We are planning seven T20Is and three Tests," Turner said.

    "We had very positive talks with the PCB team and Ramiz Raja regarding the details of the tour. More importantly, this is the 75th anniversary between both countries," he added.


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    I know that security will be tight but I hope that all of the 7 games won't be in one city and stadium

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    At the moment we only have Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan and Karachi as usable international venues. I'm guessing there will be a couple in Pindi, a couple in Lahore etc

    7 just seems too much. Would have preferred them to put an extra test match instead but of course that was never going to happen.

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    I hope it is a full-strength England side.

    The big teams don’t take Pakistan seriously and play their bench players. Then when Pakistan takes advantage and wins a few games, they act as if they have a played a blinder.

    Hopefully we will see England’s best XI. 6-1 or 5-2 to England.

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    7-match bilaterial T20I series? Seriously?

    I guess this is the way cricket is going.


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    Seven matches lol

    I thought T20 was fast food.

    More of a taster menu is this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebat View Post
    7-match bilaterial T20I series? Seriously?

    I guess this is the way cricket is going.
    Another perfect example of a cricket board totally ignoring their fan base.

    Here on this forum, there are post after post in several threads where it is said test is best, tests are the premier format. That is want the fans here want.

    Yet here we have 7 T20's. No tests. Which leads me to one of two conclusions.

    1. PCB does not care about it's fan base and will do what it wants.

    2. The test fans percentage is so low that they are insignificant to the PCB.

    What is the reality?

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    4-3 to England.

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    4 tests and 3 t20is would be better, but whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U$ofA View Post
    Another perfect example of a cricket board totally ignoring their fan base.

    Here on this forum, there are post after post in several threads where it is said test is best, tests are the premier format. That is want the fans here want.

    Yet here we have 7 T20's. No tests. Which leads me to one of two conclusions.

    1. PCB does not care about it's fan base and will do what it wants.

    2. The test fans percentage is so low that they are insignificant to the PCB.

    What is the reality?
    They will play Test series later.

    But yes, PCB does listen to the fans. The majority do not care about Test cricket and for good reason. It is ridiculously long for the average fan to be invested, and the pathetic Pakistani pitches makes it worse.

    PCB is going to make a lot of money from the 7 match T20I series. We will get packed stadiums in all matches, England is super exciting team to watch and the fans will turn up in numbers even if Pakistan get hammered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by U$ofA View Post
    Another perfect example of a cricket board totally ignoring their fan base.

    Here on this forum, there are post after post in several threads where it is said test is best, tests are the premier format. That is want the fans here want.

    Yet here we have 7 T20's. No tests. Which leads me to one of two conclusions.

    1. PCB does not care about it's fan base and will do what it wants.

    2. The test fans percentage is so low that they are insignificant to the PCB.

    What is the reality?
    Tend to think it's #2. We are in an echo chamber here on this forum, many like-minded Test lovers.

    Unfortunately, this is not the mindset of the average fan. PCB make these decisions based on the gate receipts, viewership numbers, sponsors etc. You can guarantee each and every one of these 7 matches will be full to the brim with a raucous crowd and the MT here will have several pages per innings.

    As I said, unfortunately (for me and many here) this is just the way cricket is going.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Babeikh View Post
    And Imran Khan will marry the Queen
    Wouldn't bet against this one tbh.


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    Think it's kind of really odd to have a 7 match t20I series. But it's coz of the compensation of the last time Poms backed out after NZ blunder last year. Plus a t20wc will be around the corner as well so, why not?

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    A special committee has been set up by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to iron out the details for the England cricket team's upcoming tour of Pakistan.

    Both boards will collaborate together to discuss various issues including the tour schedule and security arrangements throughout the series. It is expected that the tour is set to kick off on September 15.

    England will come head-to-head against Pakistan in a 7-match T20I series; initially, five T20Is were scheduled but former ECB Chief Executive Tom Harrison announced the addition of two more T20Is to make up for cancelling Pakistan's tour last year.

    The England team will travel to Pakistan again following the conclusion of the ICC T20 World Cup to play a 3-match Test series later this year.

    PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja, last week, said that the board will soon announce the final dates for the England tour along with other details such as venue, time, and tickets pricing.

    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/ne...m-september-15

    Also:

    England is likely to play seven T20Is against Pakistan from September 15 to October 2 in Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan, sources claimed.

    According to the sources, Karachi is not in the plans to host England which is coming to Pakistan after 17 years. Following the successful ODI series against West Indies, Multan is likely to host England this year alongside Rawalpindi and Lahore.
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    Reminds me of 7-match ODI series from the past.

    I think 7-match T20 series is too much. 5 is good enough.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep_shot View Post
    Reminds me of 7-match ODI series from the past.

    I think 7-match T20 series is too much. 5 is good enough.
    5 is too much i prefer max 3 T20s between the same set of players in one series.

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    Pakistan Cricket Board and the England and Wales Cricket Board have formed a special committee to work out the details of the England cricket team's impending visit of Pakistan.

    Throughout the series, both boards will work to address a variety of matters, including the tour itinerary and security preparations.

    According to the schedule, the tour is planned to begin on September 15th this year.

    Meanwhile, the England cricket team will play three Test matches and seven Twenty20 International matches against Pakistan.

    The Test matches will be part of the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship.

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    Still time to replace a couple of the t20s with ODIs if common sense prevails!

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    It is also acting as a warm up for the T20 world cup, isn't it?

    There is no way they will replace the T20s with anything.

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    There’s also a 50 over World Cup coming up soon enough and we’ve played little of the format in years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Officer Barbrady View Post
    There’s also a 50 over World Cup coming up soon enough and we’ve played little of the format in years
    Is the Asia Cup going to be ODIs or T20s? Agree some ODIs will be nice.

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    According to sources:


    - Three-member security-cum-vigilance team from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is due to arrive here within the next three weeks to inspect three centres (Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi) for the seven-match T20I series to be held from September 15.

    The PCB wants the team to also visit Multan Stadium, however, the ECB has yet to show any interest to consider the venue seriously.

    “Our efforts have been to convince the ECB to send the team to Multan as well. Besides being one of the best stadiums in the country, Multan’s crowd loves the game and is highly supportive of good cricket no matter from which bat the runs are flowing and who is holding the leather for quality delivery.

    However, it is up to the ECB to decide on the venues. It is believed that two venues from three major cities are to host the seven-match series which will be finalised at the end of team’s visit to Pakistan," as per PCB source

    “To hold the series on two venues is the best option available. If not Multan then Lahore and Karachi are the best available centres because of their bigger capacities.

    Such a series is always meant to attract the crowd and get the best possible financial return. Lahore and Karachi are the centres where we expect a better return. Pindi Stadium has a smaller capacity of around thirteen thousand spectators. So the Pindi Stadium’s option would fetch little. However, the ultimate decision will be taken by the ECB on the recommendations of the visiting team.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    According to sources:


    - Three-member security-cum-vigilance team from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is due to arrive here within the next three weeks to inspect three centres (Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi) for the seven-match T20I series to be held from September 15.

    The PCB wants the team to also visit Multan Stadium, however, the ECB has yet to show any interest to consider the venue seriously.

    “Our efforts have been to convince the ECB to send the team to Multan as well. Besides being one of the best stadiums in the country, Multan’s crowd loves the game and is highly supportive of good cricket no matter from which bat the runs are flowing and who is holding the leather for quality delivery.

    However, it is up to the ECB to decide on the venues. It is believed that two venues from three major cities are to host the seven-match series which will be finalised at the end of team’s visit to Pakistan," as per PCB source

    “To hold the series on two venues is the best option available. If not Multan then Lahore and Karachi are the best available centres because of their bigger capacities.

    Such a series is always meant to attract the crowd and get the best possible financial return. Lahore and Karachi are the centres where we expect a better return. Pindi Stadium has a smaller capacity of around thirteen thousand spectators. So the Pindi Stadium’s option would fetch little. However, the ultimate decision will be taken by the ECB on the recommendations of the visiting team.”
    As per report:

    Security team expected to arrive on 17 July

    Four-member team from ECB - comprising two members from its cricket operation departments, a representative of the players' association, and security advisor Reg Dickason - will arrive in Pakistan on Sunday.

    "The inspection team will visit Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan to witness the cricket facilities and to meet relevant security and administrative officials"

    "More than one option is indeed being discussed but a final schedule will be out only after the inspection team completes the visit and shares the report"


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    Lol, who the hell plays a 7 match T20 tour?

    Actually, I take it back. This tour will be like '05 Ashes or Pakistan v Oz 76/77

    Just a weird decision by the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrongun View Post
    Lol, who the hell plays a 7 match T20 tour?

    Actually, I take it back. This tour will be like '05 Ashes or Pakistan v Oz 76/77

    Just a weird decision by the board.
    Ikr!
    It's about as many games as a worldcup.

    Hope pakistan atleast announce a big squad so that many players get chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    As per report:

    Security team expected to arrive on 17 July

    Four-member team from ECB - comprising two members from its cricket operation departments, a representative of the players' association, and security advisor Reg Dickason - will arrive in Pakistan on Sunday.

    "The inspection team will visit Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan to witness the cricket facilities and to meet relevant security and administrative officials"

    "More than one option is indeed being discussed but a final schedule will be out only after the inspection team completes the visit and shares the report"
    This team has now arrived in Pakistan as per sources.


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    ECB security team has concluded their visit to Pakistan and will submit their report to the ECB.

    As per sources, they have termed security arrangements in Pakistan as “satisfactory”

    The four-member ECB team comprising Richard Snowball, Robert Lynch, John Carr and Reg Dickason arrived in the country on July 17 and also met with the security officials to review and assess the security preparations made for the England team’s tour to Pakistan later this year.

    England's security team, including Pakistan Cricket Board officials, this Thursday visited the National High-Performance Center (NHPC) and the Safe City Project.

    The team also visited the routes which would be adopted for the team’s travel to and from the stadium to the hotel. The England security team also met the top officials of the Punjab Police and security forces.

    A briefing was given to the security team regarding the security situation and arrangements in the Safe City project.

    The team was briefed about the arrangements of the police force regarding airport and stadium routes, hotels, and parking.

    The delegation was also shown videos of the security provided to the teams visiting Pakistan.

    Information on the use of modern technology and the cooperation of law enforcement agencies were also shared. The four-member delegation also reviewed the facilities at the NHPC Lahore.
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    I think morgan retired cos he didnt want to go pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic_Inzi View Post
    I think morgan retired cos he didnt want to go pakistan.
    Lol
    His retirement was due because of his performance and fitness in last few years.
    This tour would go ahead with all of English top/frontline players playing. These reports and all these are just formalities.
    Australian Cricket team's visit has removed every obstacle in future tours to Pakistan.
    Rob Key, MD of English Cricket, was also in the Commentary team during Australian Visit. He is having firsthand experience of the Security Arrangements in Pakistan.
    These meetings and all that are only formalities and scheduling of venues & fixtures.

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    British Acting High Commissioner, Andrew Dalgleish was optimistic on the long-awaited tour of the England cricket team to Pakistan and hoped that English cricketers would be very excited to come here.

    “I hope they (England cricket team) will come and I’m confident that they will the very excited about going back to Pakistan,” he said in an exclusive talk with APP.

    Andrew said we have got to sort-out the details about that (tour) but I’m remaining very optimistic. “Will they (England) beat the Pakistani team yes, but I’m not prepared to comment on it,” he said.


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    England will play seven T20Is from 20 September to 2 October in Karachi and Lahore in what will be their first visit of the country in 17 years, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced today.

    The National Stadium will host the matches on 20, 22, 23 and 25 September, before the action will shift to the cricket headquarters at the Gaddafi Stadium where the remaining three matches will be played on 28 and 30 September and 2 October. All matches will start at 1930 PKT.

    The seven T20Is will be part of the first leg of England’s tour of Pakistan and they will return after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022 for three Tests in December.

    The T20I series against the second-ranked side will launch Pakistan’s bumper international season. Following the September and December matches against England, Pakistan will host New Zealand twice – first for two Tests and three ODIs in December/January and then in April for five ODIs and five T20Is – West Indies for three T20Is in late January and finally the 50-over ACC Asia Cup.

    Complete schedule of England Test series as well as New Zealand and the West Indies series will be announced in due course.

    Apart from five Tests, eight ODIs and 15 T20Is in the 2022-23 season, Pakistan will also stage 187 men’s domestic matches in six senior competitions, 33 HBL Pakistan Super League 2023 fixtures and 19 Pakistan Junior League 2022 games.

    Zakir Khan, PCB Director International Cricket: “We are absolutely delighted to confirm hosting England for seven T20Is in Karachi and Lahore as a curtain-raiser to a busy, entertaining and exciting season of home internationals. England is one of the top-ranked T20I teams and them playing the shortest format in the lead up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Pakistan will not only help the team management to finalise their preparations, but will also set the tone for December’s three-Test series.

    “We demonstrated our event planning and operational skills in the highly-successful series against Australia in March/April and I am confident we will be able to replicate these when England visit us for the first time since 2005. We have been able to confirm schedule of the T20Is following a successful tour by the England and Wales Cricket Board recce team, which was pleased and satisfied with all our arrangements.

    “I am confident that the cricket fans, like they did in the series against Australia, will turn up in big numbers to support both the sides and also make our Diamond Jubilee celebration year an unforgettable one.”

    Rob Key, ECB Managing Director England Men’s Cricket, said: “We are looking forward to returning to Pakistan and playing these seven T20Is as the team builds up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

    “We have been liaising closely with the PCB over arrangements for this visit and the Tests later in the year, and will continue to work closely with the PCB, British High Commission and other relevant authorities as we continue to prepare for these tours.

    “We would like to thank the PCB and the city authorities for all their ongoing assistance with planning for the tours, including hosting the recent pre-tour planning visit by ECB representatives and the PCA CEO.”

    Schedule of T20Is (matches to start at 1930 PKT):

    Tuesday, 20 Sep – 1st T20I, Karachi
    Thursday, 22 Sep – 2nd T20I, Karachi
    Friday, 23 Sep – 3rd T20I, Karachi
    Sunday, 25 Sep – 4th T20I, Karachi
    Wednesday, 28 Sep – 5th T20I, Lahore
    Friday, 30 Sep – 6th T20I, Lahore
    Sunday, 2 Oct – 7th T20I, Lahore


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Why Seven? that’s too many. A couple of Tests would have been noice

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Why Seven? that’s too many. A couple of Tests would have been noice
    Tests in December

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    7 T20Is… that’s a lot.

    Hopefully an exciting 4-3 either way.

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    Pakistan are certainly going to have plenty of T20 practice and more than enough games to finally figure out the squad & lineup. Asia Cup + England 7 T20's + NZ/Bangladesh Tri-series. This should be a well prepared team.

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    Great news if this goes ahead.

    However I will only believe it once the playing action actually starts.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Great news if this goes ahead.

    However I will only believe it once the playing action actually starts.
    That series with Australia means it's highly unlikely that the English team will back out from the tour again this time but yeah you can't be certain untill the 1st ball is bowled especially when the series is in Pakistan.

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    7 T20s. And here I was thinking 5 match T20 series' are a drag.

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    ISLAMABAD (APP) - British High Commission (BHC) Deputy Head of Communication Tom de Fonblanque was thrilled to see the long-awaited England tour to Pakistan, taking place in September-October, this year.

    "I’m absolutely thrilled, it’s been such a long time but we will win. Pakistan’s been waiting for 17 years, it’s time for some practice and play some cricket," he said in a video message received here.

    England was set to tour Pakistan for a seven-match T20I series ahead of the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2022. For the first time in 17 years, England was set to visit Pakistan to play a seven-match T20I series in September-October 2022.

    The series would kick off on September 20 in Karachi, where the two sides will play the first four games before the action heads to Lahore for the last three T20Is.

    The limited-overs series would be vital to both sides for their preparation ahead of this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in October-November.

    England and Pakistan were the second and third-ranked teams in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings currently and are also among the favourites for the marquee event later this year in Australia.

    Meanwhile, earlier in an exclusive talk with APP, British Acting High Commissioner, Andrew Dalgleish said he was optimistic on the long-awaited tour of the England cricket team to Pakistan and hoped that English cricketers would be very excited to come here.

    "I hope they (England cricket team) will come and I’m confident that they will the very excited about going back to Pakistan."

    "Will they (England) beat the Pakistani team yes, but I’m not prepared to comment on it," he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesozoic View Post
    7 T20s. And here I was thinking 5 match T20 series' are a drag.
    To be fair I think it’s so many because England have cancelled previous fixtures and they are making them up

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