- Cricket Australia say they’re monitoring state of affairs for Pakistan tour.
- PCB chief says Australia might also observe England and New Zealand.
- Australian cricket group is scheduled to play in Pakistan subsequent yr.
KARACHI: Cricket Australia has mentioned that it’s monitoring the state of affairs relating to its scheduled tour to Pakistan early subsequent yr.
The Australians are scheduled to tour Pakistan for a full sequence in February, March subsequent yr. The tour, if goes forward as deliberate, can be the primary by Australians to the nation since 1998.
Nevertheless, the potential for the tour is now going through uncertainties following withdrawal by New Zealand and England from Pakistan’s tour.
Even Ramiz Raja, the newly elected chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), feared that Australia might observe the footsteps of England and Australia.
When NEWSONHY Information contacted Cricket Australia, the CA spokesman mentioned that they’re monitoring the state of affairs.
“We’re monitoring the state of affairs and discuss with the related authorities as soon as extra data turns into recognized,” responded Cole Hitchcock of Cricket Australia in a brief e mail.
Pakistan Cricket suffered a giant blow final Friday when New Zealand, minutes earlier than the toss of the primary ODI in Rawalpindi, introduced to desert the tour citing a “safety alert”, with out sharing any particulars of the menace with the PCB.
New Zealand’s pull out was adopted by England’s resolution to withdraw from a brief tour of Pakistan.
The ECB, nonetheless, didn’t make safety as an excuse however mentioned that touring in current circumstances might add additional stress on gamers who’re already coped with an extended interval of working in restricted COVID-19 environments.