#23NewsBulletin – The #Australian cricket team will visit #Pakistan in #March next year to play three Test matches, three ODIs, and one T20 match, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (#PCB).
According to the PCB's schedule, the first Test match between the two teams will be played on March 3 in Karachi, and the second Test will be played on March 12-16 in #Rawalpindi.
After 23 years, the Kangaroos are returning to #Pakistan. They last visited the country in 1998-99, when Mark Taylor led them to a 1-0 series win – their first since Richie Benaud's team defeated Fazal Mahmood's team 2-0 in the 1959-60 series.
Pakistan hosted #Australia in 1964-65 (drew 0-0), 1979-80 (won 1-0), 1982-83 (won 3-0), 1988-89 (won 1-0), and 1994-95 (won 1-0).
According to the #PCB chairman, “Australia is a high-performing team, and their playing in our backyard for the first time after a gap of 24 years will be a special treat for the fans."
"Cricket Australia is excited about the prospect of touring Pakistan next year for what will be a highly anticipated series in a country so incredibly passionate about the game and their national team," said Cricket Australia Chief Executive Nick Hockley.
Cricket Australia's delegation will visit Pakistan as part of the reconnoitering process to meet with PCB officials as well as provincial and federal authorities to discuss and finalize matters relating to team operations, logistics, security, and #COVID-19 protocols.