England tour of Pakistan 2021: England will make its first tour to Pakistan after 16 years when they play a two-match T20I series in Karachi next October as part of their preparations for the T20 World Cup. Despite international travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic this year, Pakistan is able to tour England and play three test matches and three T20s at Manchester as well. So, we can say that England set for the first Pakistan tour in 16 years.
England’s cricket team will play two T20 Internationals (ENG vs PAK 2021) in Karachi next October after its first tour to Pakistan since 2005. England and Wales Cricket Board on Wednesday said its squad will arrive in the southern city of Pakistan on October 12. After playing back-to-back T20s on October 14 and 15, both teams will fly to India on October 16 for the ICC T20 World Cup, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Wednesday.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) expects England’s short tour would showcase Pakistan’s ability to host international matches and will encourage the visitors for their tour to Pakistan in the 2022-23 season. The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Winner England to tour Pakistan in 2021, first in 16 years.
Michael Vaughan was captain when England last toured Pakistan for three test matches and five one-day internationals.
Harrison said that the ECB is working closely with the Pakistan Cricket Board to ensure the safety and security of its team and “of course the situation regarding the fast-moving and ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic.”
“As was demonstrated this summer, we have a strong relationship with PCB, and ECB is delighted to be able to play our part in ensuring the safe return of international cricket to this wonderful nation of passionate cricket fans,” ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said in a statement.
“The October 2021 T20Is will allow the leading England cricketers to access and examine the world-class arrangements we will put together, which will give them further encouragement and confidence to not only return in 2022-23 but also express their interest in the Pakistan Super League,” PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said.