Pakistan and England prepare to host the T20 World Cup in a long-awaited series – Sports

Pakistan and England continue to prepare for next month’s T20 World Cup in Australia when a series of seven matches kicks off in Karachi on Tuesday – the first visit by tourists since 2005.

which is long overdue England back It comes five months after a trouble-free run by Australia, their first in 24 years, which helped rehabilitate Pakistan as a safe place to play cricket.

International cricket gradually returned to the country after years when the team was forced to play home matches at neutral venues after a fatal attack on a Sri Lanka team bus in 2009.

It was originally scheduled to arrive in England in October last year but Canceled in a short time After New Zealand withdrew from a tour due to safety concerns.

England’s withdrawal infuriated the Pakistan Cricket Board, which described it as “disrespectful” as they made strides to show the country was a safe destination.

England, the over-50 world champions, are also set to play a Test series in Pakistan in December followed by the return of New Zealand.

Tourists are looking to recover from the recent Twenty20 series defeats by the West Indies (3-2), South Africa and India (both 2-1).

Pakistan is looking forward to recovery after that loser The T20 Asian Cup final to Sri Lanka in the Emirates last week.