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Australia to tour Pakistan subsequent 12 months for first time since 1998

Australia to tour Pakistan next year for first time since 1998
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revealed the schedule of Australia’s tour of Pakistan, scheduled to happen in March-April subsequent 12 months.

Tim Paine’s Australian facet is scheduled to go to Pakistan and tackle the Males in Inexperienced for 3 Check matches, an equal quantity ODIs and one T20 match subsequent 12 months.

The primary Check match between the 2 sides might be performed from March 3 in Karachi whereas the second Check might be performed from March 12-16 in Rawalpindi.

The groups will then play a 3rd Check match in March 21-25 in Lahore.

The Assessments might be performed as a part of the ICC World Check Championship, whereas the ODIs might be related to the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League – a 13-team occasion from which the seven highest-placed sides and the hosts, India, will qualify straight for the occasion correct in 2023.

All 4 white-ball matches of the collection will happen in Lahore from March 29 to April 5, confirmed the PCB.

This would be the first time that an Australian facet might be visiting Pakistan to play a cricket collection right here after 24 years.

The final time an Australian squad performed a collection in Pakistan was in 1998 when Mark Taylor led them to a 1-0 collection victory – their first since Richie Benaud’s facet defeated Fazal Mahmood’s workforce by 2-0 within the 1959-60 collection. Between the 2 collection, Pakistan hosted Australia in 1964-65 (drew 0-0), 1979-80 (received 1-0), 1982-83 (received 3-0), 1988-89 (received 1-0) and 1994-95 (received 1-0).

Pakistan staged the final 4 collection with Australia offshore – 2002-2003 (Colombo and Sharjah, Pakistan misplaced 3-0), 2010 (drew 1-1 in England), 2014-15 (received 2-0 within the UAE) and 2018-19 (received 1-0 within the UAE).

‘A particular deal with’
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja, who performed eight Assessments and 18 ODIs in opposition to Australia: “I’m delighted to welcome Australia to Pakistan. From a private perspective, it pleases me no finish that we’ll be engaged in a three-Check match collection, connoisseurs delight.

“Australia are one of many high-performing sides and them enjoying in our yard for the primary time after a spot of 24 years might be a particular deal with for the followers.

“Likewise, will probably be a terrific alternative for the Australia cricketers to not solely play at our iconic venues but additionally really feel and benefit from the respect, love and hospitality that this nice nation affords, one thing which most of their earlier era of cricketers missed out by enjoying offshore.”

Cricket Australia Chief Govt Nick Hockley: “Cricket Australia is worked up concerning the prospect of touring Pakistan subsequent 12 months for what might be a extremely anticipated collection in a rustic so extremely passionate concerning the recreation and their nationwide workforce.

“Pakistan is a formidable opposition with an exceptionally gifted workforce, as evidenced by their dynamic performances within the present ICC Males’s T20 World Cup within the UAE.

“We thank the PCB for his or her appreciable efforts in planning for the tour and look ahead to persevering with to work intently over the approaching months to finalise the required operations, logistics, safety and Covid-19 protocols.

“The protection and welfare of our gamers and employees stays our primary precedence, and we are going to proceed to work with the PCB and related companies to make sure that applicable and ample preparations are put in place for the tour.”