To avoid inconvenience for cricket fans amid PTI’s long march in Islamabad, the Pakistan Cricket Board is considering changing the venue for the opening Test of the Pakistan-England series from Rawalpindi to Karachi.
The first Test of the three-match series is slated to be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium from 1st to 5th December 2022. However, due to PTI’s march towards the twin cities, PCB is considering plan B.
According to sources they are in contact with the federal government on this matter. If the situation got worsens, the first Test will be shifted to Karachi which is already scheduled to host the last Test from December 17-21.
However, Multan will host the second Test. In case of venue changes, the England team’s arrival schedule will also be revised. Initially, the English team is said to arrive in Islamabad on November 27.
According to the sources “So far, there is no decision made on venue changes. We are in contact with the government and all stakeholders,”
“The final call on possible changes in schedule will be made in a couple of days,” they added.
Remember that England toured Pakistan in September-October this year for the seven-match T20I series. The England team won the series by 4-3.