LAHORE: England’s first Test in Pakistan after a niche of 17 years will go as per schedule in Rawalpindi regardless of the potential of political unrest within the metropolis, sources claimed.
Following the potential political unrest within the metropolis, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier thought of shifting the first Test of the sequence between Pakistan and England to Karachi.
The consideration got here in mild of Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf’s (PTI) lengthy march that’s prone to reach Islamabad within the third week of November.
The PCB, nonetheless, feels assured sufficient to go along with the unique plan regardless of the continued danger of political instability within the area.
Consequently, the sequence, as per the unique schedule, will start in Rawalpindi on December 1 and conclude in Karachi. The second Test will happen in Multan.
It is pertinent to say that England’s Test squad is prone to land on November 27 to lock horns with Pakistan within the three-match Test sequence.