PCB Announces Schedule for MCC’s Historic Tour to Pakistan After 48 Years

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the itinerary for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in a press release earlier today.

The club led by their President, Kumar Sangakkara, will start its tour to Pakistan with a T20 match against Lahore Qalandars on 14th February. For those who don’t know, MCC is the guardian of the laws of the game.


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The team featuring players from English counties, Scotland and PSL franchises like Liam Dawson (Hampshire/Peshawar Zalmi), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire/Lahore Qalandars), and Phil Salt (Sussex/Islamabad United) will play against Pakistan Shaheens, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy winners, Northern, and PSL franchises, Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars.

Here’s the schedule for MCC’s tour of Pakistan:

Date Fixture Format Time Venue
14th February MCC v Lahore Qalandars T20 5 pm-8.10 pm Gaddafi Stadium
16th February MCC v Pakistan Shaheens 50 Overs 9.30 am-5.15 pm Aitchison College
17th February MCC v Northern T20 12.30 pm-3.40 pm Aitchison College
19th February MCC v Multan Sultans T20 12.30 pm-3.40 pm Aitchison College

MCC’s squad for the tour is listed below:

  • Kumar Sangakkara (President/Captain)
  • Guy Lavender (Tour Manager)
  • John Stephenson (Assistant Manager)
  • Ajmal Shahzad (Head Coach)
  • Ravi Bopara (Sussex)
  • Michael Burgess (Warwickshire)
  • Oliver Hannon-Dalby (Warwickshire)
  • Fred Klaassen (Kent)
  • Michael Leask (Scotland)
  • Arron Lilley (Leicestershire)
  • Imran Qayyum (Kent)
  • Will Rhodes (Warwickshire)
  • Safyaan Sharif (Scotland)
  • Roelof van der Merwe (Somerset)
  • Ross Whiteley (Worcestershire)

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MCC’s tour is a part of PCB’s efforts to resume top-flight cricket in Pakistan. With South Africa also planning to visit the country for a 3-match T20I series in March, the future of home cricket for Pakistani fans looks very bright.


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