Published On: Wed, Aug 26th, 2015

Pakistan to tour England in Summers of 2016

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LONDON: English Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday that Pakistan will tour England next year, their first since the spot-fixing scandal in 2010.

Currently Pakistan are scheduled to face the Ashes winners for three Test matches, four ODIs and two T20s at United Arab Emirates (UAE) this year from October to November. And after that in the Summers of next year, Greenshirts will tour England for a four match Test series, five ODIs and a T20.

Last time Pakistan visited England, they were in a great jeopardy. Three of their most important players were found guilty in a match-fixing scandal, then captain Salman Butt and pacers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif. Both of these fast-bowlers bowled deliberate no-balls in return of money and were banned for five years from international cricket.

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The trio of Amir, Asif and Salman will be free to play any format of cricket after 1st September, as their five year long ban will end. But Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) chief-selector Haroon Rasheed ruled out any early return from the trio as England will face Pakistan in UAE.

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