Pakistan Tour of US Cancelled Following Scheduling Issues

Pakistan Tour of US Cancelled Following Scheduling Issues

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The proposed tour of Pakistan of the United States (US) has been called off due to the issues of scheduling. It was scheduled to be a Twenty20 International series.

Meanwhile, under the captaincy of Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan is currently on the tour of Ireland and England. They are slated to play three Tests.

Moreover, it must be noted that the ongoing Test between Ireland and Pakistan is the first ever for Ireland after achieving the Full Member status in June 2017 alongside Afghanistan.

Well, Afghans will also play their maiden Test match in a month’s time in Bengaluru.

Pakistan will play England in a two-match Test series after the conclusion of the ongoing One-off Test against Ireland. Pakistan after the three games in the longest format will be playing a two-match T20I series against Scotland. The tour will culminate with this short paced series.

Following this tour, Pakistan will travel to Zimbabwe for a T20I series which also involves Australia. The tour will also consist of a five-match ODI series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

Following the tour of Zimbabwe, Pakistan was expected to travel to the United States (US) for another T20I series which also involved West Indies and Bangladesh. It was slated to be played in August.

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However, after a report which was published in the Daily Express, it became clear that West Indies was not able to finalise the tour.

The sources close to the daily confirmed the news that Windies Cricket Board (WCB) wasn’t able to finalise the schedule. It will clash with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) dates.

Following August Pakistan has a pretty busy schedule in international cricket. They will start with the Asia Cup which will start from 13th September. It will be followed by a couple of home series against New Zealand and Australia.

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Usman Shinwari returns to Pakistan fold after injury. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Pakistan will then travel to the Rainbow Nation in the last quarter of 2018. It would have had been an interesting tour of Pakistan to the US.

The Men in Green are expected to play three Tests, five ODI’s and three T20I’s in the tour of South Africa. It is slated to be played in December.

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