Akram, Afridi excited by prospect of England touring Pakistan in January

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Legendary cricketers have termed England’s consideration for a short tour to Pakistan as a major breakthrough for the cricket-mad nation that will have long-term effects on the growth and development of local cricketers that, in turn, will improve international standing of the national sides across all formats.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan confirmed he invited England and Wales Cricket Board for a three-T20I series between January 13 and 20 in the lead up to the home series against South Africa. The ECB later confirmed the invite, saying they were committed in doing what they could to help this develop further.