England’s tour of Pakistan postponed until September-October 2021
England to visit Pakistan before the T20 World Cup 2021.
Updated - Nov 17, 2020 3:02 pm
When the resumption of cricket grabbed the headlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, England became the first nation to host a series in a bio-secure bubble. Pakistan also visited the English country to lock horns with the hosts for a T20I and Test series. Immediately after England’s home series against men in green, PCB made an agreement with ECB, which stated that England would visit Pakistan in 2021.
Their series was scheduled for the initial part of the 2021 calendar year. However, as per the latest reports, the series between the two nations has been postponed until September-October 2021. In the meantime, England have already made their deal final with Sri Lanka for playing the series.
The unavailability of English players is the biggest reason to postpone the series with Pakistan. Most of their players will either be occupied in the Big Bash League (BBL) or in the national squad to face India and Sri Lanka as per the reports by ESPNCricinfo.
It would have been England’s first visit to Pakistan in 15 years, and as per reports, the Three Lions would have had to field a weakened ‘C’ side. Keeping in mind the unavailability of players, both sides have agreed to postpone the event. Apart from this factor, the lack of international stars in England’s pool, impacting the Asian sides’ broadcasting deal, was also kept in mind.
England to visit Pakistan just before 2021 T20 WC
It is now expected that Eoin Morgan and company would face Pakistan just before the T20 World Cup in India with their full-fledged team. It is due to the mutual bond between the cricket boards of two nations that a series was planned out from the tight-packed cricket calendar.
Also, according to the reports, England would be up against the Pakistan team for a three-match T20I series after dusting off their season in late September.
It was sometimes back that officials of Pakistan Cricket Board opened up on how they want heavyweights of the cricketing world to visit their land. It would let their fans have a good time and give them a boost to indulge more and more in the action.