England’s first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, scheduled to start on December 1, is set to go ahead as per the plan. In November this year, former Pakistan captain and ex Prime Minister Imran Khan suffered an injury to his leg after being shot by a bullet in a protest march in Wazirabad. The unfortunate event raised alarm, raising prospects of the match being moved to Karachi. As of now, the ECB continues to monitor the situation, with security advisor Reg Dickason having recently made the trip to Pakistan to gauge the arrangements for the Test series.
The first #PAKvENG Test will go ahead in Rawalpindi as originally planned, after the potential of political unrest had raised prospects of the match being moved to Karachi
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 18, 2022