The Pakistan Cricket Board has invited England for a three-match T20 Worldwide sequence in January subsequent 12 months, PCB CEO Wasim Khan has revealed.
England has not performed in Pakistan for the reason that 2005-06 season when the workforce toured for a Take a look at and one-day sequence.
“Sure, we’ve got now despatched an official invitation to the ECB inviting them to ship their workforce and have additionally created a window between 13 and 20 January to play the three T20 sequence,” Khan instructed a Pakistani channel.
Khan made it clear that the brief tour was not associated to the Pakistan touring England this summer season for a Take a look at sequence regardless of the COVID-19 menace.
“Once we took the choice of sending the workforce to England we have been anxious due to the COVID-19 and bio-security bubble conditions and a few individuals additionally voiced their issues that is perhaps placing our gamers right into a well being threat,” Khan conceded.
“It wasn’t straightforward for us when some 10 gamers examined constructive previous to leaving for the tour,” he recalled.
“However we despatched the workforce as a result of we felt that it was crucial to renew cricket actions and the resumption of world cricket trusted how properly the bio-secure bubble labored within the sequence,” he added.
Khan mentioned it’s as much as the England Cricket Board to evaluate the state of affairs and take a name on the invitation.
“We by no means mentioned a return tour at the moment however now we’ve got invited the ECB to ship their workforce and now it’s as much as them to evaluate the safety, COVID-19 conditions earlier than reaching a choice,” he mentioned.
“We’re very assured they may come and if that occurs it will likely be nice for Pakistan cricket as it can open the doorways for different high groups like Australia and New Zealand to additionally come to Pakistan,” he added.
Pakistan has already invited Cricket South Africa to ship its workforce in January-February subsequent 12 months to play two Exams and a three-T20 sequence.
Pakistan will probably be internet hosting Zimbabwe for a white ball sequence in Rawalpindi and Lahore in November and Khan mentioned it was excessive time that high groups got here to the nation.
Take a look at groups have averted taking part in in Pakistan since 2009 when terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan workforce bus in Lahore.
However within the final two years the ice has been damaged with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh coming final season to play Take a look at matches and white-ball cricket as properly.
The whole Pakistan Tremendous League’s fifth version was additionally held right here early this 12 months for the primary time since its launch in 2016.