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The England men’s side will visit Pakistan in October for two Twenty20 internationals, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Friday.

England cricket team will play two Twenty20 internationals in October on their first tour of the country since 2005. Both matches will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.

New Zealand’s cricket team will also tour Pakistan in September — they are first after a gap of 18 years — one of many tours that will further restore Pakistan’s image as a safe host for international matches.

England last toured Pakistan in 2005. In 2012 and 2015 Pakistan had to host England in the United Arab Emirates.

England’s women will also play three one-day internationals on October 17, 19 and 21 at the Pindi Stadium.

Series schedule (all matches to be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, match timing to be announced in due course):

9 Oct – England men and women sides’ arrival

13 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women; Pakistan Men v England Men (T20I double-header)

14 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women; Pakistan Men v England Men (T20I double-header)

17 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women, 1st ODI

19 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women, 2nd ODI

21 Oct – Pakistan Women v England Women, 3rd ODI