Chief PCB invites Australia for a series in Pakistan

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Mohsin Naqvi, has extended a warm invitation to the Australian cricket team to visit Pakistan for a series of matches. This invitation comes amidst the ongoing Pakistan Super League season and aims to strengthen cricketing ties between the two nations.
Mohsin Naqvi met Australian High Commissioner Neil Hawkins at the historic Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore during a PSL match. Hawkins, who was invited to witness the game, congratulated Mohsin Naqvi on the successful tournament and praised the stadium’s electrifying atmosphere.
Expressing his gratitude for Hawkins’ presence, Mohsin Naqvi emphasized the shared love for cricket between Pakistan and Australia. He went a step further, stating, “Cricket is a game of peace. I wish for the Australian team to play a series in Pakistan.”
Australia’s last tour to Pakistan took place in March–April 2022, marking their first visit since 1998. The series included Tests, ODIs, and a T20I, with the Tests contributing to the World Test Championship and the ODIs to the Cricket World Cup Super League.
It was also the inaugural Benaud-Qadir Trophy between the two nations.
Naqvi’s invitation signifies a potential new chapter in cricketing relations between Pakistan and Australia. While details and formats of the proposed series remain unclear, the invitation itself highlights a positive intent to foster closer ties and cultural exchange through the shared love of the sport.


Feb 20, 2024 3:37 AM