Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq said he hoped England would tour the country “soon” after his side travelled to Britain during the coronavirus pandemic.
England have not visited Pakistan since 2005/06. An attack by armed militants on Sri Lanka´s team bus in Lahore in 2009 ended major cricket tours for a decade.
But other countries have since made the trip, with England scheduled to return in 2022. Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan has urged England to tour even before then and Misbah, in a column for the PCB’s website published Wednesday, said: “Looking into the future, we would really appreciate England visiting Pakistan soon.”
He pointed out the sides that had toured recently, including Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and said a number of England players had appeared in the Pakistan Super League, a Twenty20 competition. “Players from all over the world now know about the levels of security Pakistan can provide and how much they will be welcomed,” said Misbah, who is also Pakistan’s chief selector.—APP