#PakvsEng: PCB Reveals Schedule For The Test Series

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) yesterday announced itinerary for the historic #PakvsEng Test series and so, here is a a look at what’s special about the three match rubber and what the representatives from both boards had to say following the announcement that should now make way for the men in blue touring Pakistan for the first time since 2005.

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#PakvsEng: Multan All Set To Host The Second Test Match

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The series has been scheduled during the month of December. Multan for the first time in fifteen years is all set to host a Test match. It is worth mentioning here that the Test series will actually be the second half of the tour. The first half which was revealed earlier for September comprises of seven T20s. The complete tour plan is as below.

T20Is
20 September – 1st T20I, Karachi
22 September – 2nd T20I, Karachi
23 September – 3rd T20I, Karachi
25 September – 4th T20I, Karachi
28 September – 5th T20I, Lahore
30 September – 6th T20I, Lahore
2 October – 7th T20I, Lahore
Test Matches
1-5 December – 1st Test, Rawalpindi
9-13 December – 2nd Test, Multan
17-21 December – 3rd Test, Karachi
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What The Representatives Had To Say

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Talking to media following the historic announcement Zakir Khan, PCB Director for International Cricket said, “We are pleased that Pakistan and England Test rivalry, which has historically produced close and tight matches, will return to our backyards in December. Both the sides have evolved since they last played in Pakistan in 2005 and have recently been playing entertaining and exciting cricket. I remain confident this series will live up to the expectations of the global cricket fans who want to watch and enjoy competitive and thrilling matches.”

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Clare Connor, ECB Interim Chief Executive Officer on the other hand said, “The return of our men’s Test team to Pakistan for the first time since 2005 will be an historic occasion. The opportunity to play Test cricket in front of passionate cricket-lovers in Pakistan after such a long time is something to be cherished.”