- England had pulled out of their tour of Pakistan in 2021 over security concerns.
- England will now be touring Pakistan in September-October 2022 for a 7-match T20I series.
- Iceland Cricket poked fun at the series announcement but later had to clarify the tweet.
“All fans should reserve accommodation based on ‘pay on arrival’ with a cancellation option up to the day before the game. These days, a tour is not a tour until it’s a tour,” Iceland Cricket tweeted.
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All fans should reserve accommodation based on ‘pay on arrival’ with a cancellation option up to the day before the… t.co/IZ7BOOOaa6
— ANI (@ANI) Aug 2, 2022
As many fans mistook the tweet as an attempt from Iceland Cricket to troll Pakistan, the Irish body issued a clarification. “The fans certainly misinterpreted this Tweet. This one was about the likelihood of England cancelling a tour to Pakistan, just like they had done in 2021,” the second tweet read.
The fans certainly misinterpreted this Tweet. This one was about the likelihood of England cancelling a tour to Pak… t.co/s8fevglApt
— ANI (@ANI) Aug 3, 2022
Now, England and Pakistan will play 7 T20Is — from September 20 to October 2 — in what would be their first series in Pakistan after 17 years.
After completing the T20I series, England will return to Pakistan for a 3-match Test series in December. Both series could’ve taken place together but had to be scheduled at different intervals due to the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November.