Pakistan to play a 4-Test series after 14 years

Published: Saturday, June 18, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Karachi:Pakistan is slated to play four Tests and a tri-series also featuring Sri Lanka as the third nation in their proposed England tour next year between May and July.

The team will also play a Twenty20 international against England on the long tour which includes as many as eight side-matches against different Counties, according to a report in the Pakistani daily The News.

A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official is also quoted as saying that Pakistan was keen to play five Tests in England but since the itinerary was already fixed under the International Cricket Council's (ICC) future tours programme, they would be confined to playing four Tests.

Pakistan who are having a break at the moment return to the action in October, with a home series against England, followed by an Indian tour in January and the Asia Cup in February. Before heading to England in May, Pakistan tour Sri Lanka for three Tests and an equal number of One-day Internationals.

It is worth recalling that Pakistan last played a series of more than three Tests -wayback in 1992, which was incidentally against England, under the captaincy of the mercurial Javed Miandad.

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