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After the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, the doors of international cricket were closed in Pakistan in 2009 and Pakistan started playing its home series in the United Arab Emirates.
After constant efforts, Zimbabwe visited Pakistan in 2015 But even after that cricket could not be fully restored in Pakistan And the big teams were still reluctant to come to Pakistan.
After the Pakistan Super League final in 2017 and the World XI tour, the prospects for revival of international cricket in Pakistan became bright.
After that Pakistan decided not to play any of its series at Neutral Venue
Then South Africa toured Pakistan in 2021 after 14 years in which they played a series of 2 Tests and 3 T20 matches.
After that, the New Zealand team visited Pakistan after 18 years and on the very occasion, they left the tour incomplete due to security concerns.
And this also affected the visit of England to Pakistan.
They also canceled the visit due to security issue Cricket in Pakistan is in danger again but thanks to the timely action of Pakistan Cricket Board, England and New Zealand Board have apologized and assured full tour in 2022.
However, at the end of 2021, the West Indies team visited Pakistan and played a three-match T20 series.
However, due to COVID-19 cases, the ODI series was canceled till June 2022.
Now the teams of England, New Zealand and Australia will make a full tour of Pakistan in 2022
And so 2022 is being called the year of Pakistan cricket.
Written By: Azhar Abbas Nekokara