Darren Lehmann urges Australian team to tour Pakistan for a bilateral series

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Worldwide cricket is slowly however steadily returning to Pakistan now.

Darren Lehmann
Darren Lehmann (Photograph by Robert Cianflone/Getty Photographs)

Former Australian cricketer and coach Darren Lehmann has backed the thought of Australia touring Pakistan if the authorities are glad with the safety measures. Darren urged the Australian staff to contemplate touring the Asian nation as it’s a stunning place to go to and their ardour for the sport is second to none.

They final visited Pakistan in 1998 beneath the management of Mark Taylor. Because the final 22 years, the Males in Yellow have avoided touring the Asian nation on account of safety causes. Nevertheless, Pakistan had hosted Australia in 2010 in England and later within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Whereas chatting with The Sydney Morning Herald, Lehmann reckoned, “With all the protection that’s happening behind the scenes … you’d assume that we’d be very near going again. It’s an attractive place to go. I actually loved my tour there. Their ardour for the sport is second to none. I can’t see why we wouldn’t return if every part is secure, for the great of the sport of their nation.”

In the meantime, quite a lot of Australian cricketers together with Shane Watson, Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk and Ben Chopping have travelled to Pakistan in previous few years to be part of the franchise cricket, Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL).

We’re wanting ahead to welcoming them in 2022: Wasim Khan

Additionally, as part of Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) future excursions programme (FTP), Australia is scheduled to play two Assessments, three ODIs and three T20Is in Pakistan in February 2022. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has additionally introduced their choice of touring the nation for 2 T20Is in Karachi on October 14 and 15 subsequent yr which may also be their first go to to Pakistan since 2005.

Other than this, South Africa can also be anticipated to tour for Check and T20I sequence in January 2021 adopted by New Zealand for limited-overs matches. The Asian nation had additionally hosted Zimbabwe for a limited-overs sequence in October-November. Talking concerning the potential Australia tour of Pakistan, PCB’s Chief Govt Wasim Khan acknowledged that they’re hopeful of internet hosting the Males in Yellow in 2022.

“Our worldwide cricket departments are working collectively on the schedule for February and March 2022. There’s been no formal announcement in the mean time as a result of there may be nonetheless lots of cricket to be performed. However all issues going properly, we’re wanting ahead to welcoming them in 2022,” Wasim mentioned.

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