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    England unveil itinerary for Pakistan, Sri Lanka tours

    England will play three tests on their first tour to Pakistan since the controversial visit in 1988.

    England, who will also tour Sri Lanka, will arrive on October 16 and play three one-day internationals before the first of the tests gets underway in Lahore on November 15.

    England have not visited Pakistan since a stormy tour 12 years ago which reached a head when captain Mike Gatting became involved in an angry on-pitch confrontation with an umpire.

    The squad will return to England on December 12 before flying out to Sri Lanka on January 31 for a two-month tour which includes three tests and three one-day internationals.

    Itinerary in Pakistan:

    Oct 20: Opponents to be announced, Karachi

    Oct 22: TBA, Karachi

    Oct 24: First one-day international, Karachi

    Oct 27: Second one-day international, Lahore

    Oct 29: Third one-day international, Peshawar

    Nov 1-4: TBA, Peshawar

    Nov 8-11: TBA, Rawalpindi

    Nov 15-19: First test, Lahore

    Nov 23-25: TBA, Lahore

    Nov 29-Dec 3: Second test, Faisalabad

    Dec 7-11: Third test, Karachi

    Itinerary in Sri Lanka

    Feb 5-6: TBA, Moratuwa

    Feb 8-11: Board President's XI, Colombo

    Feb 15-18 Board President's XI, Matara

    Feb 22-26: First test, Galle

    March 1-3: Board's Academy XI, Kurunegala

    March 7-11: Second test, Kandy

    March 15-19: Third test, Colombo

    March 21: President's XI, Colombo

    March 23: First one-day international, Premadasa, Colombo

    March 25: Second one-day international, Premdasa, Colombo

    March 27: Third one-day international, Sinhalese, Colombo


    So the poms finally had the balls to schedule a tour. I read an interview of Wasim Akram in which he basically made fun of England's reluctance to come to Pakistan. He said something like -" quite frankly, we dont really mind if england comes or not because they dont draw any crowds! Pakistani fans want to see the West Indies, Australia, India and South Africa not England. Anyway, we've beaten England in England and in Pakistan so we dont have anything to prove"

    Still it should be fun to see the Poms get cleaned up by Mushy and Saqlain.

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