International Cricket: Imran Khan Asks Australian PM to Allow Australian Cricket Team to Tour Pakistan
Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed the possibility of the Australian cricket team touring Pakistan in a telephonic conversation with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
PM Khan urged Australia Cricket Team to tour Pakistan as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic situation improves,travel restrictions end. Khan also invited his Australian counterpart to visit Pakistan at an early date to tighten up relationship between two important state, more geographically in the region.
Australian Cricket Team to visit Pakistan
Chief Executive of the state, Imran Khan tool on social media and tweeted about the potential tour of Australian cricket team to Pakistan.
“With better on-ground situation, cricket between the two sides could also be resumed as the Covid-19 pandemic situation improves,” the premier of the state said.
Imran Khan, in his tweet further said that the bilateral ties between the two countries should resume as soon as the situation improves in both countries. Australia last toured the country in 1998, however, Pakistan has hosted Australia in UAE and England after 2009 due to conditions in the country after attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore.
PCB making impressive moves to convince top sides
For international cricket revival in the country Pakistan Cricket Board has been making impressive efforts to convince top Test-Playing sides to tour Pakistan. Earlier this month, CEO of PCB, Wasim Khan said in an interview that Pakistan is set to host South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia in the next two years.
ECB planning a short visit to Pakistan
However, South Africa is likely to tour Pakistan in January for a limited over series, while it is rumored that England is looking to tour Pakistan for a three-match T20 series in January 2021 ina visit of 5-days, if both the boards are agreed upon.
About English team touring Pakistan, PCB has been in constant content-talks with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) regarding the subject of England touring Pakistan for a series. Pakistan recently toured England amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, ECB thanked team Pakistan for coming over in such tight situation, and now PCB wants ECB to return the favor by sending their cricket team for a short tour.