MX23RW : Saturday, November 28 08:02:51| >> :120:37943:37943:

England's limited-overs tour of Pakistan delayed due to scheduling problems

Suggested dates would have clashed with scheduled matches against Sri Lanka and India.

England's proposed limited-overs tour of Pakistan early next year has been delayed, the PA news agency understands.

Scheduling issues have forced the England and Wales Cricket Board to put plans for a return to the country for the first time since 2005 on hold.

The proposed dates would have clashed with England's scheduled matches against Sri Lanka and India, and the ECB did not wish to mark the occasion with a weakened squad.

England v Pakistan – Third Test – Day Five – Ageas Bowl
Pakistan toured England despite coronavirus issues last summer (Mike Hewitt/PA)

However, a series in Pakistan remains a high priority and hopes remain that the visit can be re-scheduled for next autumn.

Pakistan played three Test matches, three one-day internationals and three T20s in England last summer, despite difficulties posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

International cricket in Pakistan was put on hold in 2009 after gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus during the second Test in Lahore.

England have subsequently played Pakistan on neutral territory in the United Arab Emirates, but Pakistan have indicated that any future meeting must be on home soil.

ID:422614:cQx

Click here for more stories about England

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
England head coach Chris Silverwood before the press conference on October 10, 2019
Read Next:
England invited to Pakistan for white-ball series early next year
>
Latest Sports Video
Read more about England Pakistan Cricket

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Championship
FA Cup
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
League One
League Two
National League
National League North
National League South
Scottish League Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Danish Superliga
NIFL Premiership
Welsh Premier League
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
2.Bundesliga
Ligue 2
Eerste Divisie
Brasileiro
Argentine Primera Division
Uruguayan Primera Division
AFC Champions League
J1 League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
Gallagher Premiership

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!