Team Australia likely to visit Pakistan next year

News Desk , Bol News

09:18:08, Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is trying to convince top Cricket Australia officials to agree to a tour of Pakistan next March when the Aussies are supposed to play a five-match One-day International series. Those matches are likely to take place in the UAE, where the Australians are currently involved in a two-match Test series against Pakistan.

But PCB Chairman Ahsan Mani is hopeful that the Aussies would agree to Pakistan’s home series in Pakistan, something that hasn’t happened since 1998 when Mark Taylor captained the Aussies in a full series in Pakistan.

Pakistan have hosted teams like West Indies, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at home besides staging a series of matches of the Pakistan Super League in 2017 and earlier this year including the finals in Lahore and Karachi.

However, top-tier teams like Australia, England, India, South Africa and New Zealand have stayed away from Pakistan especially after the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore.

 

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