England vs Pakistan Test series to begin as per schedule

First Test will be played in Rawalpindi on December 1

England vs Pakistan Test series to begin as per schedule PHOTO: AFP

England's tour of Pakistan, which includes a three-Test series next month, will likely start as per schedule, according to the sources.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given the go-ahead for the first Test to be held in Rawalpindi on December 1.

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This will be England's debut Test in Rawalpindi, which has hosted 12 matches, with the home team winning five and losing three.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) security team is also pleased with the series' plans.

Previously, it was believed that a political party's march might impact the first Test into the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and might be shifted to Karachi.

The England team will arrive in Pakistan for the much-anticipated visit on November 27.

The second Test will be held in Multan on Friday, December 9, while the final Test will be held in the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi on Saturday, December 17.