PCB responds over Australian media report

PCB responds over Australian media report

ISLAMABAD - Cricket Australia has reportedly refused to visit Pakistan, Australian media has reported.

Responding on the report, PCB issued a statement stating that: “Chairman PCB [Ehsan Mani] wrote a letter to the CA Chairman, Earl Eddings, on 7 January in which he had suggested that the CA, as part of a standard protocol and process for bilateral series, should send their recce team to Pakistan to receive presentations on Pakistan’s security arrangements.”

The statement added: “PCB is still waiting for a response from the CA. Until the PCB hears further from the CA on their 7 January letter, they will consider this as an open and an ongoing discussion.”

Most cricket nations have avoided touring Pakistan since 2009 when gunmen attacked a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers, injuring six players and killing six security personnel and two civilians.

Australia have not toured Pakistan since 1998 — when they played three Tests and three one-day internationals under the captaincy of Mark Taylor.