England have been invited to participate in a brief, limited-overs tour of Pakistan in early 2021.
England haven’t performed in Pakistan since 2005 and their subsequent journey is due in 2022.
Pakistan didn’t host Check cricket for 10 years following an assault by gunmen on the Sri Lanka staff in 2009.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) mentioned it would liaise with the Pakistan Cricket Board and “a ultimate choice might be taken sooner or later”.
Pakistan toured England in summer time 2020, enjoying in three Check matches and three Twenty20s.
Worldwide cricket first returned to Pakistan in 2015 with limited-overs matches in opposition to Zimbabwe.
Sri Lanka, West Indies and a World XI all performed T20s earlier than Sri Lanka undertook a full tour in 2019.
Since then, Bangladesh have performed Check cricket in Pakistan, whereas an MCC facet captained by Kumar Sangakkara – who was on the Sri Lanka bus attacked 11 years in the past – additionally toured in February of this yr.
“We welcome the truth that worldwide cricket is returning to Pakistan and are dedicated to doing what we will to assist this develop additional,” added the ECB assertion.
“As with every proposed tour that takes place presently, the security and welfare of our gamers and employees is paramount.
“As such, there are a selection of things that should be considered, together with the proposed protocols in relation to Covid-19 bio-secure bubbles, the proposed ranges of safety across the staff, in addition to the feasibility of enterprise this tour in opposition to the backdrop of an already busy schedule of worldwide cricket for the England males’s staff.”