Karachi: Former Aussie batsman Darren Lehmann is hopeful that the five-time World Champions Australia would quickly tour Pakistan.
The ex-head coach of Australia recalled his enjoying days when he toured Pakistan in 1988 and said that he doesn’t see any cause now why Australia gained’t tour the nation after 24 years.
“With all the protection that’s happening behind the scenes … you’d assume that we’d be very near going again,” Lehmann instructed The Sydney Morning Herald.
“It’s an attractive place to go. I actually loved my tour there. Their ardour for the sport is second to none. I can’t see why we wouldn’t return if the whole lot is secure, for the nice of the sport of their nation,” he added.
However, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan additionally expects Australia to go to Pakistan for his or her FTP dedication within the 2021-22 season after England confirmed their tour in October 2021.
As per Wasim, there had been no settlement but for an Australian return to Pakistan however reported talks with Cricket Australia had been optimistic.
“Our worldwide cricket departments are working collectively on the schedule for February and March 2022,” he stated.
“There’s been no formal announcement in the meanwhile as a result of there may be nonetheless lots of cricket to be performed. However all issues going nicely, we’re trying ahead to welcoming them in 2022,” Wasim added.
Word, Australia are scheduled to play two Assessments, three ODIs and three T20Is in Pakistan in February/March 2022.
Final 12 months, former CA Cheif Government Kevin Roberts visited Pakistan in September 2019 for viewing measures as a part of Australia’s subsequent potential tour.