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PTI long march might cause shifting Pak-England 1st test to Karachi

To avoid any inconvenience due to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) long march Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) might shift the venue of the first test match between Pakistan and England from Rawalpindi to Karachi.

There have been reports that PCB has been considering moving the venue of the opening match of the bilateral test series. The match has so far been scheduled in Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium from December 1 to December 5.

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It has also been claimed in media reports that PCB has been in contact with the federal government and in case of worsened situation the venue will be changed to Karachi.

Karachi has already been scheduled to host the third test match of the Pakistan-England test match series from December 17 to December 21. The second match of the series has been scheduled in Multan.

In case of a change of venue, there might be a change in the England team’s arrival. The guest team has been scheduled to arrive in Islamabad on November 27. But in case of a changed venue, it will arrive in Karachi instead of Islamabad.

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However, so far no decision has been made and the final decision has been expected this week.



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