Pakistan to host England for seven T20Is later this year

England will visit Pakistan for the first time in 17 years to play seven T20Is from September 20 to October 2 in Karachi and Lahore in the build-up to the T20 World Cup in Australia, which begins late October. The National stadium in Karachi will be the venue for the first four games on September 20, 22, 23 and 25 after which the caravan moves to the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore for the last three fixtures on September 28, September 30 and October 2.

These matches will be the first leg of England’s long tour of Pakistan as they are set to return after the World Cup to play three Tests in December.