November 30, 2022

The Pakistan vs England first Test was shifted from Rawalpindi to Karachi due to political unrest. PAK vs ENG test will not be held in Rawalpindi, situation worsened by Imran Khan’s attack

As per the schedule already set for England’s tour of Pakistan, the first match of the 3-Test series was scheduled to be played in Rawalpindi, the second match in Multan and the third in Karachi.

Karachi shift will be Rawalpindi Test

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of England Pakistan The second leg of the tour is about to begin. Before the T20 World Cup, the England team went to Pakistan to play the T20 series, now they will go there to play the Test series. From 1 December, a 3-match Test series will be played between Pakistan and England, which was scheduled to start from Rawalpindi. But the news is that it will not happen now. The political temperature in Rawalpindi has risen and in view of this the venue of the first Test in the Pakistani city has been accepted. This is why the PCB is now looking at Karachi as the venue for the first Test match.

As per the schedule already set for England’s tour of Pakistan, the first match of the 3-Test series was scheduled to be played in Rawalpindi, the second match in Multan and the third in Karachi. But, now that the situation has developed in Rawalpindi like political enthusiasts, the first test may be done in Karachi after that. This means that Karachi will once again host the first and third matches of the Test series.

The first Test will be shifted from Rawalpindi to Karachi

However, there is no news about the change of the test match date. And, there is no change in the venue of the second Test. As before, the second Test will be held in Multan. Please inform that England cricket team will play Test match in Karachi after 20 years. Last Test played here was in 2000-01.

Karachi is yet to be officially announced as the venue for the first Test of the series. However, a final decision is expected to be taken in the next 48 to 72 hours.

Why did the temperature rise in Rawalpindi?

Now the question is why the political environment in Rawalpindi is hot? So it happened because of the deadly attack on the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. About two weeks ago, a shot was fired at Imran, narrowly escaping him. He was shot in the leg. Since the incident, political tension has prevailed in Rawalpindi and people have been demanding fresh elections.

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The effects of political tension in Rawalpindi were also seen in Pakistan’s domestic tournament Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches. And, now his influence is being seen in the schedule of Pakistan’s tour of England. According to ESPNcricinfo, however, the incident does not pose any threat to the England team as the security of the visiting team is a top priority for the Pakistan Cricket Board.

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