Australia Rejects to Play in Pakistan, New Zealand Ponders

The Cricket Australia (CA) has said that it has got no intentions of sending its team to Pakistan for playing against Pakistan’s cricket team in three Tests and a T20 match in September and October, which were initially planned to be held in the United Arab Emirates.

A CA spokesman said quoting Australian Associated Press that the safety and security of the Australian players is the number one preference of the Cricket Australia. Australia has not played in Pakistan since 1998.

New Zealand, however, is weighing the request of the Pakistan Cricket Board to play in Pakistan later this year. Pakistan is presently to host New Zealand for an entire tour of the United Arab Emirates, consisting most likely of three Tests, three T20Is and three ODIs, in the months of October-November.

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New Zealand officials have confirmed on Wednesday that they had been contacted by the Pakistani cricket authorities to move the T20 matches to the nation at the end of this year from the United Arab Emirates.

A spokesman of the NZC board informed that currently the New Zealand Cricket is considering the request of the PCB and is consulting with the security providers, the players and the government. The spokesman informed that they would be responding to the PCB when the process has been completed.

New Zealand and Australia are the two Full Member sides have not visited Pakistan since long. New Zealand has not visited the country since 2003 and Australia has not visited Pakistan since 1998.

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