Schedule of Australia tour to Pakistan announced

The two teams will play three tests, three one day internationals and a T20 international.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the schedule of Australia tour to Pakistan. The Aussies will be visiting Pakistan for the first time after a huge gap of 24 years.

The two teams will play three tests, three one day internationals and a T20 international. The series will kick-off with a test match on March 3rd in Karachi. The next two test matches will start on March 12th and March 21st in Rawalpindi and Lahore, respectively.

All the three ODIs will be played in Lahore on March 29th, March 31st and the 2nd of April. The T20 will also be played in Lahore on April 5. The announcement regarding Australia tour to Pakistan was made by the Pakistan cricket board on its social media handles.

PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja, who played eight Tests and 18 ODIs against Australia said: “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.”

Cricket Australia Chief Executive Nick Hockley: “Cricket Australia is excited about the prospect of touring Pakistan next year for what will be a highly anticipated series in a country so incredibly passionate about the game and their national team.

“Pakistan is a formidable opposition with an exceptionally talented team, as evidenced by their dynamic performances in the current ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE.

“We thank the PCB for their considerable efforts in planning for the tour and look forward to continuing to work closely over the coming months to finalise the necessary operations, logistics, security and Covid-19 protocols.

“The safety and welfare of our players and staff remains our number one priority, and we will continue to work with the PCB and relevant agencies to ensure that appropriate and sufficient arrangements are put in place for the tour.”

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