British Army Cricket Team to Visit Pakistan this Month
British Army cricket team is set to visit Pakistan this month to feature in a Twenty-20 and a One-day game against the Pakistan Army team and a PCB XI Said The DAWN.
This would be the first tour by any team from amongst the international cricket playing nations to Pakistan since 2009 after a ghastly terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team had forced the foreign cricket teams to stay away from this region for security reasons.
“The team is set to visit in November and all the arrangements have been finalized in consultation with the Pakistan and British Army while the British High Commission is also very much in the loop,” the sources said.
Meanwhile, a Ministry of Interior official confirmed the visit of British Army’s cricket team to Pakistan but refused to share details of the tour. “Yes, the British Army cricket team is coming to Pakistan. However, the details can’t be shared at this stage apart from the fact that they are set to visit here in November,” the official said.
Pakistan Army would be the host for the British Army cricket squad. “We want the tour to be a success because soon after the British Army tour, the British High Commission would invite a celebrity team to visit Pakistan and, at a later stage, the national cricket squad of England & Wales Cricket Board may also visit the country.”