ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has written a letter to its English counterpart to invite the England team to tour Pakistan in January next year for three Twenty20s.
“We have received positive signals from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after we sent a letter to them earlier this week inviting England’s team to tour Pakistan in January,” a private news channel quoted PCB Chief Executive Officer Wasim Khan as saying.
Wasim Khan also confirmed that a security inspection team of Cricket South Africa would visit Pakistan in November to see the arrangements being put in place for their team’s next year’s scheduled tour to Pakistan.
“We have taken another step towards bringing cricket to Pakistan and have formally invited England for a series of three T20s in Pakistan. I am in contact with my England counterpart for last few days and they’re considering our invitation,” he said.
“It will be very important series for us to improve our image as a host and we’ll do our best to make it happen,” he said.
However, Wasim insisted that this was not reciprocal to Pakistan’s summer tour to England in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic.
The PCB CEO said the crisis in Cricket South Africa would not trouble the team’s tour to Pakistan and series will go ahead as scheduled.
Meanwhile, the ECB has said that it is committed to doing what it can to help international cricket returning to Pakistan.