LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is thinking about moving the location of the first England-Pakistan test match series from Rawalpindi to Karachi to minimize disturbance to cricket fans during the PTI’s extended march in Islamabad.
The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium will host the opening England-Pakistan Test match of the three-game series from December 1 to 5. but, given PTI’s advance on the twin cities, PCB should consider a backup strategy.
Karachi Hosting England vs Pakistan Test Match
According to a PCB source, they are in touch with the federal government about this. If the situation worsens, Karachi, already slated to host the final Test from December 17–21, will host the first Test.
Second Test Match
The second Test, however, will be held in Multan.
The England team’s arrival timetable will be adjusted if the venue is changed. The English section is initially expected to arrive in Islamabad on November 27.
Decision of Schedule
“Changes to the venue have not yet been decided. We communicate with the government and all parties involved, “added the person.
“The final decision on potential schedule alterations will be made in a few days,” it added.
In September and October of this year, England traveled to Pakistan for a seven-match T20I series. The visiting group prevailed 4-3 in the series.
Schedule of Tests
- December 1-5 – 1st Test, Rawalpindi
- December 9-13 – 2nd Test, Multan
- December 17-21 – 3rd Test, Karachi