ECB delegation approved security protocol in Pakistan

Pakistan is all set to host big teams during a cricket-packed schedule.

ECB delegation approved security protocol in Pakistan

The second half of the calendar year is filled with cricket for Pakistan Cricket Team. There was a time when the fans and the board dealt massive blows concerning security, which left multiple hearts and hopes shattered.
However, with an intense effort, international cricket is returning to Pakistan in a complete swing manner. After winding up the two-match Test series in Sri Lanka, Babar Azam and co will fly to the Netherlands for a three-match ODI series.

Pakistan is also scheduled to host England for the seven-match T20I series before Australia’s T20 World Cup 2022. The series will act as a practice forum for both teams. Four members of the delegation team of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have approved the security arrangements in Pakistan.

However, before the series, Pakistan is ready to fly to New Zealand for a tri-nation series, including Bangladesh. This further enhances teams’ practices to high-profile front groups in the extravaganza, the world T20.

It must be noted that PCB is not only ready to embrace England, but after the World Cup, the New Zealand Cricket Team will voyage to the cricket-loving nation for Tests. England tour of Pakistan 2022-23 will mark completion with a Test series on return from the T20 World Cup 2021. Both teams will encounter Test tours from November 2022 to January 2023.

Notably, the ECB delegation has visited four cricketing venues in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Multan and intimated their satisfaction with the security protocol.

The delegation was instructed by the Pakistan Cricket Board officials and government authorities. They will now submit a report to the ECB while we wait for the official announcement for the dates regarding the schedule of the series, likely to be announced in the second week of August.

Moreover, the Pakistani players could have participated in the Big Bash League (BBL 12) since the country’s Big 3, Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Mohammad Rizwan, are hyped in the media. There are speculations that BBL franchises will rope in the trio for the upcoming edition. But soon after hosting England and New Zealand for the Test series, the Pakistani cricketers will prepare for their very own Pakistan super league (PSL 2023).

It has been heard the PCB is likely to prepone PSL 2023 due to the Afghanistan tour scheduled between February and March as per ICC Future tour programs (FTP). Recently, Pakistan has successfully hosted Australia, making international cricket return to Pakistan. Also, the country and the fans embraced multiple teams, including Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh, and World XI, on a triumphant note.

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