Rawalpindi to host England for two T20Is before World Cup

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Karachi: The England men’s cricket team will play two T20Is at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on 13 and 14 October.

Meanwhile, England women team will also play as many T20Is against Pakistan women on the same day. Both teams will arrive in Islamabad on October 9.

The men’s squad will depart for Dubai for T20 World Cup on 15 October while women will stay back for the three ODIs to be played on 17, 19 and 21 October at the Pindi Cricket Stadium.

The matches were earlier scheduled to take place at the National Stadium, Karachi, on 14 and 15 October, but have been rescheduled due to operational and logistical reasons.

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan: “We are delighted to welcome both the England men’s team for what will be their first tour to Pakistan since 2005, and the England women’s team, who will be touring Pakistan for the first time. Both are additional tours with England men’s side scheduled to return to Pakistan in the last quarter of 2022 for white-ball and ICC World Test Championship fixtures.”

Both Morgan and Knight’s sides are 50-over world champions. England men are ranked No.1 in ICC T20I Team Rankings and England women are second – just five points behind ICC Women’s T20 World Cup winners Australia.

Series schedule (all matches to be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, match timing to be announced in due course):

9 Oct – England men and women sides’ arrival

13 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women; Pakistan Men v England Men (T20I double-header)

14 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women; Pakistan Men v England Men (T20I double-header)

17 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women, 1st ODI

19 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women, 2nd ODI

21 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women, 3rd ODI

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