It seems to be that parts of Pakistan are what some might say a war zone as the Pakistani Government fight to fend off the Taliban and there advances in the North. Security is and should be a worry for anyone traveling to Pakistan.

Its probably worth saying that it is a good idea for the English Cricket Teams (England and the England Lions) not to travel to Pakistan and compete in some one day events.

England will now arrive the beautiful Arab Emirates on the 14th of February for their games against the current Twenty20 world champions before flying to Bangladesh on the 2st. Once there they will play two one-day warm up matches, followed by three one-day international and a three-day practice match and two Tests.

England Lions also are set for an extremely busy time when they arrive in Dubai on the 7th before playing a senior side captained by Andy Flowers, in Abu Dhabi on the 17th.

After that the second string will remain in the UAE, where they will play three Twenty20 matches against Pakistan A followed by three 50-over games against the same opposition.

Managing Director of the “England Cricket” Hugh Morris said this:

We are delighted to have agreed, in partnership with Pakistan Cricket Board and Dubai Sports City, for such a comprehensive programme of cricket in the UAE for both England and England Lions.

“The two T20 Internationals against the current world champions in this format of the game will be an exciting challenge for the England team and provide important additional T20 international experience before the next ICC WT20 tournament in the Caribbean in April.

With Flights To Dubai a MUCH safer option rather then traveling to Pakistan to watch no cricket. I can predict that this England/England Lions tour to be a great success for the Emirates and for nonetheless: Cricket.