England To Tour South Africa In Early 2023 After The 2020 Series Was Postponed At Last Minute
England To Play Bilateral Series In 5 Different Countries In The 2022-23 Winter
Originally in the Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2018-23, the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup was scheduled to begin in 2023 in India in the February-March window. However, due to the postponement of the 2020 edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to October-November 2022 the marquee tournament has been shifted to an October-November window.
The England tour of Bangladesh which will consist of three T20 International games and three One Day Internationals games has been pushed back until March 2023. Meanwhile, England’s winter is set to commence with seven T20 Internationals in Pakistan from September after which they will play three T20 Internationals and as many as One Day Internationals in Australia and then tour South Africa, New Zealand, and Bangladesh next year.
England’s withdrawal from the tour of Pakistan right after New Zealand’s pull-out from a limited-overs series at Pakistan after several years had left the entire Pakistan cricketing fraternity infuriated. England later announced an extended fixture list for the tour of Pakistan, committing to a multi-format assignment for next year that will additionally include two more T20Is.
England will play the 7 T20I matches in September/October next year. They will then return to Pakistan in November/December at the back of the T20 World Cup in Australia to play three Tests, which will form part of the ICC World Test Championship. Tom Harrison had flown to Pakistan to meet Ramiz Raja in a bid to mend relations that were damaged by the cancellation of last month’s tour.