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England Team Reached Pakistan for First Test Series in 17 Years

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England’s cricket team arrived in Pakistan early Sunday to play three Tests for the first time in the country since 2005.

England played a successful Twenty20 series two months ago in Pakistan but has declined to play a Test match there for 17 years because of the precarious security situation.

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They were due to visit Pakistan last year but pulled out after New Zealand abandoned their tour minutes before the first one-day international, citing security alerts.

England’s Test skipper Ben Stokes quashed all fears following positive security advice.

The three-match series — part of the World Test championship — starts in Rawalpindi from December 1 with the second Test in Multan (December 9-13) and the third in Karachi (December 17-21).

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