Karachi: The Pakistan team's tour of Ireland to play a T20 series in July has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The two cricket boards decided to postpone their two-T20I series in July after the Ireland Government announced behind closed-door matches can only be possible after 10 August.
This means that since Pakistan is due to tour England from late July, the two T20 matches could also be rescheduled. The matches in Dublin were planned for 12 and 14 July.
Earlier last month, Holland also indefinitely postponed a home series against Pakistan due to the pandemic.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said: "It is sad that due the current Covid-19 pandemic, we have to postpone our tour to Ireland. We were looking forward to returning to the venue, where we featured against Ireland in their inaugural Test in 2018, and country where our players have always been supported and admired by the friendly and knowledgeable fans."
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PCB CEO, Wasim Khan said Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) showed a willingness to play in Pakistan but there was little time in hand for them to send their teams.
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