England are contemplating an invitation from Pakistan to function in a white-ball tour firstly of subsequent 12 months.
The PA information company understands the proposed collection, which might see an England workforce journey to Pakistan for the primary time in 15 years, is about to contain three Twenty20 matches.
A press release from the England and Wales Cricket Board learn: “After discussions with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), we are able to affirm the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has obtained an invite in respect of a brief white-ball tour to Pakistan throughout the early a part of 2021.
“We welcome the truth that worldwide cricket is returning to Pakistan and are dedicated to doing what we are able to to assist this develop additional.”
England haven’t toured Pakistan for 15 years following a terrorist assault on the Sri Lanka workforce bus in Lahore in 2009.
The United Arab Emirates has acted as a house venue for Pakistan in current instances, however worldwide cricket has slowly began to return to the nation.
The ECB assertion continued: “As with all proposed tour that takes place right now, the security and welfare of our gamers and employees is paramount.
“As such, there are a variety of things that have to be considered, together with the proposed protocols in relation to Covid-19 bio-secure bubbles, the proposed ranges of safety across the workforce, in addition to the feasibility of endeavor this tour towards the backdrop of an already busy schedule of worldwide cricket for the England males’s workforce.
“We shall be liaising with the PCB, in addition to different companions over the approaching weeks to work by way of these concerns, earlier than a ultimate choice shall be taken in the end.”
Whereas England’s winter itinerary has not but been introduced, on the agenda are excursions of Sri Lanka and India.
It’s believed the invite from Pakistan would slot in between these two excursions, offering they go forward.
However England’s proposed journey to South Africa subsequent month is doubtful after the nation’s authorities served discover of its intention to intervene within the Proteas’ cricket administration.
And the likelihood of England collaborating in all 4 excursions appears unlikely.