England’s much-awaited tour of Pakistan for a brief T20 collection early subsequent yr is about to be postponed to October attributable to unavailability of high gamers and issues associated to prices.
In keeping with media experiences the tour, which was tentatively scheduled for January-February, is anticipated to be moved to October earlier than the T20 World Cup in India.
“The issue arising is that early subsequent yr England shall be engaged in collection with Sri Lanka and India and a few of their T20 specialist gamers are additionally signed up for the Huge Bash in Australia,” a supply conscious of the developments mentioned.
“The opposite downside is the prices concerned in England touring Pakistan.
“As it’s only a three-match collection with Karachi the seemingly venue, the prices of flying the English group by a chartered flight after holding a coaching camp in Dubai doesn’t make it value efficient for the England board,” he mentioned.
He mentioned each the boards had mentioned the extra viable possibility of shifting the collection to October as that might permit the complete England T20 group to cease over in Pakistan for the brief collection earlier than flying to India,” the supply mentioned.
England has not performed within the nation since 2005 attributable to safety causes and when the Pakistan and English boards confirmed they have been contemplating a brief tour, it gave an enormous enhance to Pakistan cricket.
“Even the PCB did not need a ‘C’ group from England enjoying early subsequent yr as it’s a large collection and a breakthrough for Pakistan cricket.”
Pakistan can be attributable to host South Africa early subsequent yr for 2 Exams and three T20 Internationals.