Pak vs Eng T20I series extended from 5 to 7-match T20I series

England tour of Pakistan: According to ICC Future Tour Programs (FTP), Pakistan and England were set to undergo a 5-match T20I and a 3-match Test series in 2022. But After the chief of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Tom Harrison has conducted a meeting with the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Ramiz Raja, assuring the board's commitment to the future tours, it has been decided that two teams will now play a 7-match T20I series instead of pre-scheduled five matches. 

Recently, before the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, the ECB rejected sending their men, women teams to Pakistan for a programmed limited-over series before the big event. The outcomes testified to damaged relationships between the two boards. However, Harrison flew to Pakistan to reconstruct the relations and has achieved the goal co-operatively determined by two committees. 

In order to compensate for the lost tour, Harrison, following the mutual decision with PCB, has announced the teams will play a 7-match T20I series before the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. The participants will then fly to the World Cup destination and will return to Pakistan on its termination to undergo the 3-match red-ball series.


Notably, the English team will be in the men in green's realm by September 2022 as the T20I series will be coiled up in October, whereas the red-ball series will kick-start by November and will last till the year's end.

Harrison stated,

“Myself and ECB’s Senior Director Martin Darlow visited Lahore to talk face to face with the PCB around some of the things that have happened over the past few weeks, leading to the cancelation of our tour in October. We also wanted to discuss the future as the two boards have a historic relationship and want to move the agenda towards a forward-looking one as opposed to one looking back.

“We’re happy to announce that we’ll play two extra white-ball T20Is on our men’s tour of Pakistan in September/October 2022. We will then return after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia to complete the Test match element of that tour.


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