England may send 'C-team' to 'goodwill tour' of Pakistan due to scheduling conflicts: report

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The Pakistan Cricket Board has invited England for a week-long T20I series in January 2021.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) could be forced to send a "C-team" to Pakistan for the tour proposed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in January 2021, according to a report in Daily Mail.

The ECB, as a gesture of goodwill towards Pakistan for sending its team during the peak of Covid-19, does not want to decline the offer but has a major scheduling dilemma at its hand.

It has a tour of Sri Lanka planned during the same window and cannot send a weakened team there due to the World Test Championship, where it is currently behind India and Australia.

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On the other hand, several of its T20 specialists have Big Bash League deals, which would likely put them out of the Pakistan tour.

As a result, the ECB may have to send a team composed of second or third-string players to Pakistan, Daily Mail adds.

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England may send 'C-team' to Pakistan due to scheduling conflicts: report