Manchester: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and England Cricket Board (ECB) will meet via teleconference on May 15 to decide on upcoming series among both countries.
According to the details, West Indies is likely to withdraw three-match behind-closed-doors series against England which let Pakistan step in.
Daily Mail reported that the ECB is looking forward to holding talks with PCB to extend their tour if West Indies refuses to tour England this summer. However, ECB’s priority remains to get West Indies here in July for three matches that will count towards the World Test Championship.
Remember, West Indies players come from multiple Caribbean nations, meaning several governments being involved in ratification after any tour is passed at board level. It is unlikely to be a straightforward process and time is relatively short given a working date of July 8 for the first Test.
Following the situation, Pakistan might have to play two additional Test matches to adjust. Initially, they are scheduled to play three Tests, and three T20Is against the English side.