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David Cameron excited over Pakistan teams’ England tour

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LONDON: Prime Minister United Kingdom David Cameron has expressed his excitement over Pakistan cricket teams’ upcoming tour of England.

He said a UK tour by Pakistan’s cricket teams was always an exciting prospect for him.

“I am sure we can expect some exceptional cricket this summer. But this trip also provides an opportunity to pause to reflect on and celebrate the wider historical, cultural and community links that exist between our two great cricketing nations,” he said in a statement.

Pakistan will leave for England on June 18 and will train in Hampshire before opening the tour with a three-day side game against Somerset from July 3. They would play their first Test from July 14 to 18.

The UK PM said: “As you break your fast together on the eve of your departure to the UK, please accept my very best wishes for the Holy month of Ramadan. I hope that both the men and women’s team have a fantastic stay in Britain.

“And I hope that one day in the not too distant future I will be able to wish the England cricket team a successful tour of Pakistan.”

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Pakistan Cricket Board officials have warned key fast bowler Mohammad Amir to expect taunts from English crowds when he returns to Test and one-day tour of England.

They have told Amir to expect a hostile reception from home supporters and barracking over his involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal for which he has served punishment.

The women’s team has already arrived in England. They will play three One-Day Internationals and three T20 International matches.

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