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Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nick Hockley has termed tour of Pakistan, next year, as a “really big complex endeavour”.
Australia are in line to tour Pakistan after 24 years for all-format series. CA's security advisors also came for recce this month and were satisfied with the arrangements too.
“We just had a team go over to Pakistan to do a recce,” Hockley said while speaking to reporters on the Boxing Day Test between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
“We’re working closely with the PCB, working with all the authorities to make sure that those plans are set. It’s a really big complex endeavour. We’re very committed to touring,”
“It’ll be the first time in many, many years, so at the moment we’re going through the post reports of that. But it’s absolutely our intention to tour as long as it’s safe to do so,” he added.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already announced the details of Australia’s first tour of Pakistan since 1998, which will take place in March and April 2022, and comprise three Tests, three ODIs and one T20I.
The Tests will be held in Karachi (March 3-7), Rawalpindi (March 12-16) and Lahore (March 21-25), while Lahore will host the four white-ball matches from March 29 to April 5.