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Cricket Australia (CA) has communicated to the Pakistan Cricket Board that they will not tour Pakistan for the two matches of their upcoming series in the UAE, however, they are open for the idea of touring Pakistan later.

“At this stage, from an Australia team perspective, we are not contemplating moving our current bilateral-tour arrangements from taking on Pakistan in the UAE, when they host the next series. But we do remain open to the idea of playing in the country again. We formally advised the PCB of this position in early January,” a CA spokesperson said.

The spokesperson further said that they will continue to monitor the security situation in Pakistan but the safety of their players is their number one priority.

However, PCB is still insisting CA tour Pakistan and for that purpose, PCB’s chairman, Ehsan Mani has written to his CA counterpart Earl Eddings, suggesting that the board at least send a recce team over first to inspect security arrangements.

PCB, however, is still waiting for an official response to the letter they wrote on January 7 to the Australian cricket board for a security survey.