England and Wales Cricket Board Chief Executive Tom Harrison has announced that England will play two additional men’s Twenty20 Internationals to the five T20I’s originally planned when they will tour Pakistan in September/October 2022.
The development comes after the 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,” he added.
The ECB chief said that the board is excited about the tour.
Meanwhile, PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja has expressed gratitude to ECB. “We put in a lot of efforts to make sure that all visiting teams are comfortable in Pakistan,” he said.
The Pakistan fans, he said, are looking 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,” he said. “They play very engaging and attractive cricket, which is fantastic for the fans and a big advertisement of the game.”