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Pak vs Aus: PCB unveils schedule of Australia’s tour of Pakistan

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday released the schedule of Australia’s tour of Pakistan during which the cricketers will play three Tests, three ODIs and one T20I in March-April 2022.

The Kangaroos are undertaking a visit to Pakistan after 23 years. They last toured the country in 1998-99 when Mark Taylor led them to a 1-0 series victory – their first since Richie Benaud’s side defeated Fazal Mahmood’s team by 2-0 in the 1959-60 series.

Between the two series, Pakistan facilitated Australia in 1964-65 (drew 0-0), 1979-80 (won 1-0), 1982-83 (won 3-0), 1988-89 (won 1-0) and 1994-95 (won 1-0).

Pakistan arranged the last four series with Australia seaward – 2002-2003 (Colombo and Sharjah, Pakistan lost 3-0), 2010 (attracted 1-1 England), 2014-15 (won 2-0 in the UAE) and 2018-19 (won 1-0 in the UAE).

Remarking on the noteworthy turn of events, PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said: “I’m enchanted to invite Australia to Pakistan. According to an individual perspective, it satisfies me no closure that we’ll be occupied with a three-Test match series, specialists please.

The PCB executive said that Australia are one of the great performing sides and “them playing in our terrace interestingly following a hole of 24 years will be an extraordinary treat for the fans”.

“Moreover, it will be an incredible open door for the Australia cricketers to play at our famous scenes as well as feel and partake in the regard, love and cordiality that this extraordinary nation offers, something which the majority of their past age of cricketers passed up a great opportunity by playing seaward.”

In the mean time, Cricket Australia Chief Executive Nick Hockley said, “Cricket Australia is amped up for the possibility of visiting Pakistan one year from now for what will be a profoundly expected series in a nation so extraordinarily energetic with regards to the game and their public group.

“Pakistan is an impressive resistance with a particularly capable group, as proven by their dynamic exhibitions in the current ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE.

“We thank the PCB for their extensive endeavors in making arrangements for the visit and anticipate proceeding to work intently throughout the next few months to settle the fundamental activities, coordinations, security and Covid-19 conventions.

“The security and government assistance of our players and staff remains our main need, and we will keep on working with the PCB and significant offices to guarantee that proper and adequate game plans are set up for the visit.”

As a component of the observing system, Cricket Australia’s assignment will visit Pakistan to meet with PCB authorities just as common and government specialists to examine and conclude matters identifying with group tasks, coordination’s, security and COVID-19 conventions.

Schedule:

3-7 Mar – 1st Test, Karachi

12-16 Mar – 2nd Test, Rawalpindi

21-25 Mar – 3rd Test, Lahore

29 Mar – 1st ODI, Lahore

31 Mar – 2nd ODI, Lahore

2 Apr – 3rd ODI, Lahore

5 Apr – only T20I, Lahore

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