If reports are to believed , Australia cricket team is all se to play cricket match in Pakistan after a gap of 20 years. As per reports in Australian Media, Australia may play a T20 match in Karachi.
“Report in Australian media states Cricket Australia might agree to a match in Karachi that could see Australia based in Dubai make a 90-minute flight to Karachi, play a match that night, then immediately return to Dubai during their away series versus Pakistan in 2021,” Tweeted senior Pakistan journalist Saj Sadiq.
Report in smh.com.au stated that Pakistan’s bid to encourage Australia to tour for the first time in more than 20 years will step up in September when Cricket Australia chief Kevin Roberts visits the country.
Roberts is planning a stopover in the sub-continent when returning to England before the fifth Ashes Test at the Oval during a busy northern summer for Australian cricket.
He has a strong relationship with Pakistan Cricket Board managing director Wasim Khan, who has spent the past year lobbying for an Australian return. Australia last toured Pakistan for three Tests and three one-day internationals under then-captain Mark Taylor in 1998, report said.
CA has no immediate plans to complete a full tour of Pakistan but there could be the opportunity for a “fly in, fly out” Twenty20 match. That could see Australia based in Dubai but make a 90-minute flight on a private jet to Karachi, play a match that night, then immediately return to Dubai.