PCB unveils schedule of Australia's tour of Pakistan

PCB unveils schedule of Australia’s tour of Pakistan

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Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Committee today announced the details of Australia’s first visit to Pakistan since 1998. The tour will be held in March 2022 and April 2022, including three tests, three ODIs and one T20I.

The test will take place in Karachi (March 3-7), Rawalpindi (March 12-16) and Lahore (March 21-25), while Lahore will be in March 29th to April 5th.

The test will be conducted as part of the ICC World Test Championship, and ODI will be connected to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League-a 13-team tournament, in which the top seven teams and host India will participate directly Eligible to participate in the 2023 event.

PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja, who played eight Tests and 18 ODIs against Australia: “I am delighted to welcome Australia to Pakistan. From a personal point of view, it pleases me no end that we’ll be engaged in a three-Test match series, connoisseurs delight.

“Australia are one of the high-performing sides and them playing in our backyard for the first time after a gap of 24 years will be a special treat for the fans.

“Likewise, it will be a great opportunity for the Australia cricketers to not only play at our iconic venues but also feel and enjoy the respect, love and hospitality that this great country offers, something which most of their previous generation of cricketers missed out by playing offshore.”

As part of the reconnoitering process, Cricket Australia’s delegation will visit Pakistan to meet with PCB officials as well as provincial and federal authorities to discuss and finalize matters relating to team operations, logistics, security and Covid-19 protocols.

The last time Australia toured Pakistan was in the 1998-99 season, when Mark Taylor led them to a 1-0 series victory-this is from Richie Benaud’s team in the 1959-60 season. This is the first time since the team defeated Fazal Mahmood 2-0 in the series. Between the two series, Pakistan played in the 1964-65 season (0-0 draw), 1979-80 season (1-0 win), 1982-83 season (3-0 win), 1988-89 season (1 -0 win) and 1994 against Australia -95 (win 1-0).

Pakistan and Australia played the last four series at sea-2002-2003 (Colombo and Sharjah, Pakistan lost 19 3-0 (winning 1-0 in the UAE).

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