sport news England urged to tour Pakistan as they plan a visit there for the first time ...

Pakistan cricket chief urges England to tour his country for the first time since 2005, with the three T20 internationals a 'thank you' for their hosts playing in England during pandemic-wrecked summer England were formally invited to Pakistan for three T20 invitationals in January  The games would take place in Karachi or Rawalpindi across four or five days They are dependent on whether England are satisfied by security arrangements  Wasim Khan has insisted that Pakistan is as 'safe as anywhere in the world' 

By Lawrence Booth for MailOnline

Published: 13:11 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 13:24 BST, 16 October 2020


Wasim Khan, the chief executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board, has insisted his country is as 'safe as anywhere in the world' as England consider a proposal to play three Twenty20 internationals there in January.

Khan formally invited the ECB on October 12 for what would be England's first trip to Pakistan since late 2005. The games – effectively a quid pro quo for Pakistan's visit to England during the coronavirus pandemic this summer – would take place in either Karachi or Rawalpindi across four or five days between January 15 and 20. They are now dependent on whether England can fit them into their schedule and are satisfied by security arrangements.

'I've been speaking to [ECB chief executive] Tom Harrison for a period of time,' Khan told Sportsmail. 'We're hopeful, but we're waiting for the next steps. There are a number of conditions that need to be in place, and we understand they will need certainty.

England have been invited to Pakistan for what would be their first trip there since 2005

England have been invited to Pakistan for what would be their first trip there since 2005

'We're as safe as anywhere in the world. At the Pakistan Super League, we had 37 overseas players in total, and 13 of them were from England. They were here for four or five weeks. And in mid-November, we're playing the remaining four PSL matches: two of the four teams will have their full quota

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