England to play two additional T20 Internationals in 2022 tour of Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

LAHORE: England will play two additional T20 Internationals to the 5 initially deliberate after they tour Pakistan subsequent 12 months, its cricket board’s Chief Executive Tom Harrison introduced right here on Tuesday after assembly with PCB chairman Ramiz Raja.
England will play the T20I matches in September/October subsequent 12 months. They will then return to Pakistan in November/December on the again of the T20 World Cup in Australia to play three Tests, which is able to type half of the ICC World Test Championship.
“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,” Harrison mentioned in a Pakistan Cricket Board launch.
“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.”
Harrison had flown to Pakistan to meet Ramiz in a bid to mend relations which had been broken by the cancellation of final month’s tour.
The England males’s workforce was set to tour Pakistan in October for the primary time since 2005, whereas their girls have by no means performed in that nation.
However, ECB had cancelled each the collection, citing “mental and physical well-being” of gamers and safety issues, a call that was met with heavy criticism.
“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,” Harrison mentioned.
“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.”
Harrison mentioned he had discussions with PCB officers round pathway engagement, how to help proposals across the girls’s sport and a few attention-grabbing concepts across the home agenda in Pakistan.
“We’re going to build on these plans going forward together and we’re excited about that too.”
Raja mentioned PCB is worked up that England have dedicated to enjoying two additional T20Is as half of their white-ball tour subsequent 12 months.
“The ECB have shown large heartedness to be here for which I am thankful to Tom and Martin. It means a lot to us. We put in a lot of efforts to make sure that all visiting teams are comfortable in Pakistan.
“It’s a matter of pleasure for Pakistan followers, who look ahead to welcoming Australia and England in 2022. England have gotten an awesome workforce and it is thoughts-boggling how they’ve produced so many match-winners in a span of about 5 to seven years. They play very participating and enticing cricket, which is improbable for the followers and a giant commercial of the sport.”
Harrison’s decision to come to Pakistan comes on the heels of the announcement by Cricket Australia that it will be touring Pakistan early next year.
Australia’s confirmation to send its team to Pakistan had come just days after the West Indies board also announced it would be touring Pakistan in December for a white ball series.

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