England will not tour Pakistan for an ODI series in January as the plans were abandoned on the grounds of cost & availability.
The tour will be postponed until September or October next year. England’s top white ball players are gearing up to participate in the Big Bash League. England’s squad is scheduled to play Test series in Sri-Lanka & in January next year there had been a prospective of sending a Team C to Pakistan to have a first official tour in the last 15 years.
According to a media report, it is understood that both the cricket boards has agreed that such a historic event needs a full strength England squad. Earlier England last toured England for a three-match Test series and as many T20Is. England won the Test series while the T20I series was drawn 1-1. England has last toured Pakistan in the year 2005 & were scheduled to play Test Series in 2022 but the PCB expressed their wish for a sooner visit than that of the scheduled visit.
Meanwhile England are scheduled to play a series in South Africa. All the matches will be played in bio-secure environment in Western Cape with matches at both Newlands and Boland Park. The series are scheduled to start from November 27 & it will be the first series in South Africa since the country went into lockdown in March. This will also be the first series where the South African team will play after seven months.