Pakistan is gradually moving towards the resumption of international cricket in the country. Having been deprived of hosting international teams in Pakistan since the horrific terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009, the South Asian nation is now seeing sides like Sri Lanka and West Indies touring to play matches.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive Wasim Khan has outlined the board’s efforts at bringing back international cricket to the people of Pakistan. He recently stated in an interview that the PCB was adamant at convincing Cricket Australia (CA) to send their ‘A’ side to Pakistan, which would eventually pave the way for a tour of the full Australian team.
“One of the areas I’d like to discuss with Cricket Australia is around a potential Australia ‘A’ tour before that. I’m meeting the players’ association in Melbourne while I’m over here,” Wasim said.
“Clearly, Australia are still two and a half years away from coming, so there is a long time in between,” he added. Australia last visited Pakistan in 1999 and have not played in the country for two decades.