There are bright chances of an Australian A team touring Pakistan for Test cricket as the Cricket Australia (CA) is planning to consider an invite from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The CEO of PCB, Wasim Khan is making every possible step to convince CA for their A team’s tour to Pakistan before the green shirts take on Australia in a home series in early 2022, according to the ICC Future Tours Programme (FTP).
While talking to cricket.com.au, the PCB’s CEO expressed high hopes for hosting Australia’s A team anytime in the next three years. “We are aiming little steps to convince CA. We are in talks with them for a strength full A tour,
“Kevin Roberts (CA chief executive) and Sean Carroll (CA Head of Security) had visited Pakistan to see the security. Now, there is a need to build confidence and a positive image about Pakistan,” he said.
Khan said that the revival of international cricket in Pakistan gradually found its feet and recently the confirmation from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to play Test series in Pakistan opened plenty more ways for the PCB to convince other cricket boards.
“We have conducted successful international events in Pakistan in recent times. Now, this time the return of Test cricket will be a real boost for us. In a country of over 220 million population, cricket is followed passionately,” he said.
It must be noted here that the PCB under the leadership of Ehsan Mani and Wasim Khan has raced the efforts to revive international cricket in Pakistan. Khan is currently in Australia to have talks with CA officials.