Cricket Australia’s four-member delegation, comprising security experts, has arrived in Pakistan to assess security arrangements ahead of Kangaroos’ scheduled tour in March 2022.
Australia will play three Test matches, three ODIs and one T20 during the tour. It will be the Australian cricket team’s first visit after 24 years.
The security team has reached Karachi and will visit the National Stadium.
The delegation comprised three Australian security experts and top-notch security consultant Reg Dickason.
The team is also scheduled to visit Lahore and Rawalpindi and will assess the security arrangements at the hotels, stadiums and along the routes.
Australia’s tour of Pakistan is subjected to clearance from the security team.
PCB said that officials of the Interior Ministry will also brief the delegation about the security arrangement during the visit.
UNCOMFORTABLE PLAYERS: Australian skipper Tim Paine had said last month that some players in the camp will not be “comfortable” touring Pakistan next year.
In an interview with Australian radio station SEN, Paine had admitted that “there’ll be some guys who will be happy to take the experts’ advice and others will want to know a bit more.”
He had said the team will discuss the subject and hopefully, get the right answers.
“Hopefully, we will get the best team we can,” he said, adding that the decision to either go or not go to Pakistan rests with an individual, instead of the team.