Large parts of the cricketing world rallied to England's cause, with the West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia all going ahead with scheduled tours.
Teenage paceman Naseem Shah and 20-year-old left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi both impressed as Pakistan lost the three-match Test series 1-0 but drew the Twenty20 campaign 1-1.
England vs Pakistan: Justin Langer hails ‘fantastic’ Haider Ali after youngster smashes fifty on international debut
Haider, becoming the first Pakistan batsman to score a half-century in his first Twenty20 international as the tourists beat England by five runs in a last-ball thriller in Manchester on Tuesday.
Highlights, England vs Pakistan 2020, 3rd T20I Cricket Match at Manchester: Visitors clinch narrow win
Check out the live scorecard of the third T20I between England and Pakistan being played at Manchester.
England vs Pakistan: We should definitely tour Pakistan if it's safe to do so, says ECB chief Ian Watmore
Watmore, who succeeded Colin Graves as ECB chairman, begun his tenure on Tuesday by announcing a series of Board updates.
England vs Pakistan: Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan slam fifties to guide hosts to five-wicket win in 2nd T20I
Victory, achieved with five balls to spare, saw England go 1-0 up in a three-match series following Friday's rain-marred no result in Manchester.
Highlights, England vs Pakistan 2020, 2nd T20I Cricket Match at Manchester, Full cricket score: Hosts take 1-0 lead after win
Follow live updates on the second T20I between England and Pakistan at the Old Trafford in Manchester, with the series currently level at 0-0 between the two sides.
England vs Pakistan: Too early to compare Tom Banton with Kevin Pietersen, says hosts’ assistant coach Graham Thorpe
Banton, reprieved on five when Iftikhar Ahmed dropped a routine slip catch, struggled before finding his form in a rain-marred match that finished as a no result.
England vs Pakistan: One record that will be ‘Jimmy’s alone’, says Kumar Sangakkara on James Anderson’s 600-wicket feat
MCC president Sangakkara, in an email to club members published Saturday, said Anderson's feat was a "joyful moment for the ages" and "an exceptional achievement".
Pope, who injured the same shoulder last year, suffered his latest setback during the first over of the fourth day's play at Southampton on Monday when sliding to save a boundary off the bowling of Stuart Broad and left the field immediately.
England vs Pakistan: Visitors' skipper Babar Azam hoping for quick turnaround from Tests ahead of first T20I
Babar, the world's top-ranked T20 batsman, featured throughout during Pakistan's 1-0 loss to England in a three-Test series only completed on Tuesday— where he was 63 not out at the finish of a drawn match in Southampton.
England vs Pakistan: Opening batsman Jason Roy ruled out of three-match T20I series due to side strain
Roy will remain with the England squad and look to recover in time for the white-ball series against Australia in Southampton starting on 4 September with the first of three T20s.
Misbah, a former captain, said his young bowlers would do well to take a cue from veteran English pacer James Anderson, who on Tuesday became the first fast bowler in the history of Test cricket to take 600 wickets.
Firstpost brings you all key milestones in James Anderson's illustrious 17-year Test career, from his first wicket to his 600th.
Azhar faced criticism for his run drought before scoring a hundred in the first innings of the third Test.
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali insisted there were lots of positives for his side despite their 1-0 series loss to England.
England vs Pakistan: James Anderson enters 600-wicket club as hosts win series despite drawing last Test
Anderson had been left just one wicket shy of 600 as a combination of poor catching, bad weather and determined Pakistan batting thwarted him on Monday.
The only bowlers with more Test wickets than the 38-year-old Anderson are a trio of retired spinners – Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan (800 Test wickets), Australia's Shane Warne (708) and India's Anil Kumble (619)
Highlights, England vs Pakistan 2020, 3rd Test, Day 5 Cricket Match at Southampton: Hosts win series after draw
Check out the live scorecard of third Test match between England and Pakistan being played at Southampton.
Pope had dived to save a boundary off a Stuart Broad delivery and had to leave the field immediately with James Bracey coming on as a substitute fielder in his place.