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PCB rejects Australian report about single venue for Test sequence

Image Shows The Headquarters Of The Pakistan Cricket Board (Pcb) In Lahore.
Image exhibits the headquarters of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in Lahore. 

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricketer Board (PCB) Tuesday stated that there isn’t a proposal on the desk to play all three Test matches towards Australia at a single venue.

The PCB clarification got here after a report in Sydney Morning Herald claimed that “negotiations are continuing with the [PCB] about the possibility of playing all three Tests in one venue for health and security reasons”.

The cricket board stated that the matches will probably be held as scheduled, including “it is impossible to organise 19 days of international cricket at one ground.

“The matches will probably be performed in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore and the PCB is making obligatory preparations to make sure a protected and safe surroundings for the sequence.”

It further added that the apex COVID-19 body will be approached close to the series to decide about the number of spectators.

Kangaroos will be visiting Pakistan in March to play a cricket series after 24 years, with the country looking eagerly to revive international cricket and host foreign teams.

The first Test match between the two sides will be played from March 3 in Karachi, while the second Test will be played from March 12-16 in Rawalpindi.

The teams will then play a third Test match from March 21-25 in Lahore.

Australian cricketers ‘uneasy’

The report further said that some Aussies are still “uneasy” about touring Pakistan, but they were encouraged after receiving reports of the West Indies successful tour to the country.

“The tour will probably be made as brief as feasibly potential given the bowlers might want to get their workloads up for the Test sequence, which begins on March 3,” the publication reported.

Meanwhile, Jhye Richardson has been ruled out of the Pakistan tour, and a preliminary squad will be announced in the coming days, it added.