CANBERRA - Cricket Australia have reportedly refused to tour Pakistan in March this year, citing security concerns.
According to Sydney Morning Herald, Australia have decided not to visit Pakistan during the upcoming five-match ODI series and have informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about this decision, in early January.
Although Cricket Australia is open to the idea of touring Pakistan in the future.
“At this stage, from an Australia team perspective, we are not contemplating moving our current bilateral-tour arrangements from taking on Pakistan in the UAE, when they host the next series,” a CA spokesperson said.
“But we do remain open to the idea of playing in the country again. We formally advised the PCB of this position in early January.”
The spokesperson further said that they will continue to monitor the security situation in Pakistan but the safety of their players is their number one priority.