Rawalpindi unlikely to host Pakistan-Australia white ball series

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is mulling over changing the venue of the upcoming white-ball series against Australia. The three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and a T20I match is schedule to be held in Rawalpindi.

The white-ball series will commence with an ODI on March 29th at 3 PM. However, now it seems cricket fans in the twin cities will not be able to enjoy the mouth watering contests between the two cricketing giants.

According to reports, PCB will be shifting the limited over series from Rawalpindi to Lahore due to the political unrest in the federal capital. Both the opposition and government are planning to hold public rallies in Islamabad, where the two teams will be staying in a hotel.

Despite the reports, PCB is yet to cancel the booking of the hotel in Islamabad as they are hoping for the situation to improve. According to PCB official, if the situation doesn’t improve until March 20, the cricket board will be forced to change the venue.

The hotel booked for the two teams falls within the red-zone, which is the likely venue of the political activities. PCB hasn’t talked to the Cricket Australia in this regard because changing the venue is for the safety of the visiting team. Before the limited over series, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore will host the third and final test match of the series.

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