Daily Messenger (Pakistan) – The PCB insists discussions with Cricket Australia are “open and ongoing” for Australia to play in Pakistan later this year.

Summary

  • The PCB insists discussions with Cricket Australia are “open and ongoing” for Australia to play in Pakistan later this year.
  • The Pakistan board wants CA to visit Pakistan for a security recce before deciding whether Australia play ODIs there – this despite a CA spokesperson ruling out the prospect of Australia playing in the country over the weekend.
  • But as part of its efforts to bring international cricket back to the country, the PCB has been keen for Australia to play a couple of the games in Pakistan.
  • “We want to see international cricket return to Pakistan – the country has a huge passion for it,” the CA spokesperson was quoted as saying in the Age on Sunday.
  • “The PCB Chairman wrote a letter to the CA Chairman on 7 January, in which he had suggested that the CA, as part of a standard protocol and process for bilateral series, should send their recce team to Pakistan to receive presentations on Pakistan’s security arrangements,” a PCB spokesman told ESPNcricinfo.

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