Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday confirmed the fixtures for Australia’s tour of Pakistan in March-April 2022. Australia will play 3 Tests, as many ODIs and a lone T20I throughout their first journey to the Asian nation since 1988-99 season.
The Tests will happen in Karachi (3-7 March), Rawalpindi (12-16 March) and Lahore (21-25 March), whereas Lahore would be the venue for the 4 white-ball matches to be performed from 29 March to 5 April. PCB’s affirmation comes a month after New Zealand and England pulled out of their excursions of Pakistan, citing safety issues.
As a part of the reconnoitring course of, Cricket Australia’s delegation will go to Pakistan to meet with PCB officers in addition to provincial and federal authorities to talk about and finalise issues relating to staff operations, logistics, safety and Covid-19 protocols, in accordance to the PCB.
Speaking after the fixtures for the historic tour was introduced, PCB chairman and former cricketer Ramiz Raja stated he’s delighted to welcome Australia and that the present era of Australian cricketers will likely be ready benefit from the hospitality supplied by the folks of the nation.
Delighted to welcome Australia: PCB chief Ramiz Raja
(*3*) Ramiz Raja stated.
“t will be a great opportunity for the Australian 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,” he added.
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley stated Australia are delighted to tour Pakistan and highlighted that the 2 cricket boards will work intently to give you one of the best safety preparations for the touring social gathering subsequent 12 months.
“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,” Hockley said.
“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.”
Australia final toured Pakistan in 1998-99 when Mark Taylor led them to a 1-0 collection victory their first since Richie Benaud’s aspect defeated Fazal Mahmood’s staff by 2-0 within the 1959-60 collection. Between the 2 collection, Pakistan hosted Australia in 1964-65 (drew 0-0), 1979-80 (gained 1-0), 1982-83 (gained 3-0), 1988-89 (gained 1-0) and 1994-95 (gained 1-0).
Full schedule of Australia’s tour of Pakistan in 2022
3-7 March – 1st Test, Karachi
12-16 March – 2nd Test, Rawalpindi
21-25 March – third Test, Lahore
29 March – 1st ODI, Lahore
31 March – 2nd ODI, Lahore
2 April – third ODI, Lahore
5 April – solely T20I, Lahore
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