Former Pakistan captain turner Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed about a possibility of an Australia touring their country for a bi-lateral series in near future. Cricketing nations have refrained from touring Pakistan in the recent past due to security concerns. However, recently with the onset of PSL, the country has seen international footfall and team visiting the country for bi-lateral series.
Teams like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have toured Pakistan for bi-lateral series in the recent past. They have also given green signal to other countries to visit the nation. But England, South Africa, Australia and India are yet to tour Pakistan. Arch-rivals India might continue to refrain from visiting the country as their political ties have turned sour following the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
‘Imran Khan has discussed the possibility of an Australian tour of Pakistan’
According to a tweet from Pakistan-based journalist Saj Sadiq, during a telephonic conversation with Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison his counter-part Imran Khan discussed about the possibility of an Australian tour of Pakistan once the COVID-19 pandemic situation improves.
“During a telephone conversation with Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has discussed the possibility of an Australian tour of Pakistan once the COVID-19 pandemic situation improves,” he tweeted.
Australia had last toured Pakistan in 1998. Mark Taylor had notched up his famous 334-run knock during this tour. But since then it has been more than two decades that Australia have refrained from visiting the country.
The possibility on the proposed tour to Pakistan looks unlikely. However, the countries are in discussion.