England cricket team to tour Pakistan despite security concerns
Why it matters
The England cricket team's tour of Pakistan is significant as it is the first time in 16 years that England will play a test series in Pakistan. The tour is also significant as it comes after the attempted assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also a former cricketer. The sources agree that the ECB has no immediate plans to abandon the tour, indicating that the ECB is confident in the security measures in place.
What the papers say
The sources agree that Mark Wood expressed concern over the attempted assassination of Imran Khan, but trusted the ECB to assess any security concerns. The sources also agree that the ECB has no immediate plans to abandon the tour. The sources differ in their level of detail regarding the security measures in place.
How we got here
The England cricket team played a seven-match Twenty20 series hosted by Pakistan in September and October. The tour was considered a great success and proceeded without incident. The upcoming tour will consist of three tests in Rawalpindi, Multan, and Karachi in December.
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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by
Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212.2 million. It is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilometres.
Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi HI PP is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Pakistan and the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.