England have not toured Pakistan since 2005-06 due to security concerns. Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has said that his board will not offer England to tour his country in return. As of now it looks like cricket will resume with the three-Test series between England and the West Indies. The series was originally slated to take place in June but as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had suspended competitive cricket till July 1, the series will take place in July.
Pakistan are also in readiness to send their 29-man squad to England for a ‘bio-secure’ series from end of July. The first of three-match Test series is slated to get underway from July 30 with the final match concluding on August 24 while the three-T20I series will run from August 29 to September 2.
Misbah-ul-Haq: It is not in our minds that the ECB has to do something for us in return
“It’s important for cricket boards that cricket starts now,” Misbah was quoted as saying by espncricinfo. “That will raise revenue which will be reinvested in cricket. If we don’t play, obviously, we will be in trouble.
“For the development of this game, international cricket has to take place. Otherwise it will be difficult for smaller and weaker cricket nations to go forward. It’s important for bigger nations that cricket is revised now, too.
“It is not in our minds that the ECB has to do something for us in return for us coming. The most important thing is to re-start international cricket.
The tour to England will also mark Pakistan’s return to international cricket after the brief hiatus due to the pandemic.