England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the schedule for England’s tour of Pakistan later this year, with the men’s team set to play a 7-match T20I series as part of the preparation for the T20 World Cup.
It will be England’s first visit since 2005 and they will return after the World Cup to play a 3-match Test series that is part of the WTC 2021-23 cycle.
“The Test squad begin their winter in a camp held in Abu Dhabi from Friday 18 November, and will play the Lions in a three-day warm-up match at the Zayed Cricket Complex, Abu Dhabi, starting on Wednesday 23 November 2022,” a statement from ECB read.
Speaking about the historic tour, ECB Interim Chief Executive Officer, said the series was in the works for the past few months and the players cannot wait to take on the challenge.
“The return of our men’s Test team to Pakistan for the first time since 2005 will be a historic occasion. The opportunity to play Test cricket in front of passionate cricket-lovers in Pakistan after such a long time is something to be cherished.”
“We have been working closely with the PCB over recent months and I am grateful to them for everything they have done, and continue to do, to make our Test and T20 tours a mouth-watering prospect for all involved.”
Schedule for England T20I tour of Pakistan:
1st IT20: Pak vs Eng, 20 September, National Stadium, Karachi
2nd IT20: Pak vs Eng, 22 September, National Stadium, Karachi
3rd IT20: Pak vs Eng, 23 September, National Stadium, Karachi
4th IT20: Pak vs Eng, 25 September, National Stadium, Karachi
5th IT20: Pak vs Eng, 28 September, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
6th IT20: Pak vs Eng 30 September, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
7th IT20: Pak vs Eng, 2 October, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Schedule for England’s Test tour of Pakistan:
Three-day warm-up: England v Lions, 23-25 November, Zayed Cricket Complex, Abu Dhabi
First Test: Pak vs Eng, 1-5 December, Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
Second Test: Pak vs Eng, 9-13 December, Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
Third Test: Pak vs Eng, 17-21 December, National Stadium, Karachi
Matches start at 3.30pm (BST) 7.30pm (PKT)