The Pakistan Cricket Committee (PCB) said on Monday that Australia will tour Pakistan for the first time in nearly 24 years and will participate in three test matches, three one-day international matches and one 2020 international match.
Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore are scheduled to host three test matches in March, and a limited part will be held in Lahore from March 29th to April 5th.
The test competition will become part of the World Test Championship (WTC). ODI will count towards the World Cup Super League.
Mark Taylor led Australia to a 1-0 victory in the last Test Series in Pakistan in 1998. Since then, Pakistan has hosted Australia four times in a neutral position in Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.
“Australia is one of the outstanding teams. They played in our backyard for the first time after 24 years. This will be a special treat for fans,” PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said in a statement.
“Similarly, for Australian cricketers, this will be a great opportunity to not only play on our iconic venue, but also to feel and enjoy the respect, love and hospitality this great country offers, and they Most of the previous generation of cricketers missed this. Playing at sea.”
Australian Cricket (CA) CEO Nick Hockley acknowledged PCB’s efforts in planning the tour and said he looks forward to working closely to finalize the necessary operations, logistics, safety and COVID- 19 Agreement.
“The safety and welfare of our players and staff remains our top priority,” Hawkley said in a statement. “We will continue to work with PCB and related agencies to ensure that appropriate and adequate arrangements are made for this trip.”
PCB stated that the Australian cricket delegation will visit Pakistan to meet with Pakistani government officials and finalize arrangements.
Pakistan and Australia will meet in the semi-finals of the 2021 T20 World Cup in Dubai on Thursday.