Cricket Australia sees no tour to Pakistan ‘in term’ : Cricket, News

Cricket Australia sees no Excursion to Pakistan ‘in Brief term’

Pakistan have hosted just one tour – a limited-overs show against Zimbabwe in 2015 – because militants attacked the Sri Lanka team bus Lahore in 2009.

| Posted by Jepher Christopher Nickels

Sydney, September 15, 2017 | UPDATED 12:29 IST

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Highlights

  • Sutherland says he does not expect Australia to play in Pakistan.

  • Australia are scheduled to play in Pakistan.

  • Australia toured Pakistan in 1998.

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says he does not expect Australia to play with in Pakistan “in the short term.”

Sutherland was responding to a call in the International Cricket Council for more groups to tour Pakistan, following the current tour of a World XI that is enjoying three Twenty20.

Pakistan have hosted just one tour – a limited-overs show against Zimbabwe in 2015 – because militants attacked the Sri Lanka team bus Lahore in 2009. Australia toured Pakistan in 1998.

– ICC (@ICC) 12 September 2017

Australia are scheduled to play in Pakistan following year but Sutherland on Friday expressed uncertainty that excursion would be possible – “I don’t find in the short term there are any programs for us to play with in Pakistan.”