According to the reports, the players of the Australia National Cricket Team are nervous about travelling to Pakistan for the upcoming all-format tour.
The Australia tour of Pakistan 2022, which includes three Tests, three ODIs and one T20I, will begin with a Test match in Karachi on March 3 and the third and last Test match will be played from March 21 to Match 25. After that, the teams will play three ODIs, which will begin from March 29 and a sole T20I game will be played on April 5.
Meanwhile, it is being reported that the Australian cricketers are on edge a month before the Pakistan tour amid an uptick in terror attacks in the Asian nation, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Wednesday.
“We’re all toey about it,” a source close to the team told the newspaper, using an informal Australian term for being anxious or worried.
The Upcoming Tour Will Be Australia’s First Tour Of Pakistan In 24 Years
The upcoming tour will be Australia’s first tour of Pakistan since Mark Taylor-led side visited in 1998. The Aussies have avoided travelling to Pakistan due to security reasons and the away matches were being held in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In September last year, New Zealand cricketers travelled to Pakistan for the series. However, New Zealand Cricket opted to call off the tour citing security issues and the players returned home. England had also decided to call off their tour of Pakistan.
Also, with the Taliban gaining back control in neighbouring Afghanistan the frequency of attacks have increased and Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid had said terrorist incidents had increased by more than a third since the United States withdrew from Afghanistan, local media reported.
In a bomb blast on Thursday in eastern Pakistan, three people were killed and over 20 were wounded.
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