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Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has said “we would really appreciate England visiting Pakistan soon”.
This comes after Pakistan toured England in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for three Tests and three T20 Internationals.
England are scheduled to tour Pakistan in 2022 and Misbah said it would be incredible if the series were to be held in Pakistan.
International cricket has slowly begun returning to Pakistan as Sri Lanka travelled there last year, during which the country held its first Test match in over a decade.
Bangladesh also toured Pakistan in January and February this year. They were supposed to return in April for a one-off ODI and the second Test, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Looking into the future, we would really appreciate England visiting Pakistan soon,” Misbah wrote in a blog for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
“A number of England players have appeared in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020, which was played at home. Then, we had Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and MCC in the 2019-20 season and before that, the World XI and the West Indies in 2017-18.
“Players from all over the world now know about the levels of security Pakistan can provide and how much they will be welcomed. Pakistan cricket fans want to see the top players in the world performing right in front of them so everybody is waiting for that visit.
“This is one way that everyone can support each other in difficult times. The whole cricket community needs to support each other – that’s the only way to promote the game and bring joy to fans and cricket lovers.”