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They will abort the tour


LAHORE: Australian captain Tim Paine Tuesdays said that some players may feel uncomfortable while travelling to Pakistan for the planned tour next year.

A day earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had shared the details of Australia's tour of Pakistan, scheduled to take place in March-April next year.


Tim Paine's Australian side is scheduled to visit Pakistan and take on the Men in Green for three Test matches, an equal number ODIs and one T20 in 2022.

The tour, however, will go ahead only after security clearance is issued.

Australian captain Tim Paine spoke to Australian radio station SEN and admitted that some players may not be 100% on board with touring Pakistan.

'Some guys will be happy to take the experts’ advice'

"There’ll be some guys who will be happy to take the experts’ advice and others will want to know a bit more,” Paine said. "If we’re totally honest, there might be some people who aren’t comfortable going regardless.

Paine admitted that there will be "issues that will, I’m sure, pop up."

He said the team will discuss the subject and hopefully, get the right answers. "Hopefully, we will get the best team we can," he said, adding that the decision to either go or not go to Pakistan rests with an individual, instead of the team.

Pain delved into his experience of touring Pakistan in 2017, when he was part of the World XI team that played in an exhibition series in Pakistan.

The Australian captain admitted he was reassured but also "unnerved" at the same time, with Pakistan's security officials taking extraordinary measures, such as having choppers fly above the team's bus.

"The security that we had on that tour was unlike anything that I’ve ever seen in my life,” Paine said. "We had helicopters overhead, roads shut down five kilometres around us, checkpoints like every kilometre into the ground, it was extraordinary.

"The fact you’re seeing it and thinking to yourself it may be necessary can be a bit unnerving, but at the same time to see the planning and execution of it, with literally a couple of choppers above your bus 20-30 metres above your head was comforting but also unnerving at the same time," he added.

Schedule for Australia's tour of Pakistan

The Australian cricket team will arrive in March next year in Pakistan and play a full cricket series till April next year.

The first Test match between the two sides will be played from March 3 in Karachi while the second Test will be played from March 12-16 in Rawalpindi.

The teams will then play a third Test match from March 21-25 in Lahore.

The Tests will be played as part of the ICC World Test Championship, while the ODIs will be connected to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League – a 13-team event from which the seven highest-placed sides and the hosts, India, will qualify directly for the event proper in 2023.

All four white-ball matches of the series will take place in Lahore from March 29 to April 5, confirmed the PCB.

This will be the first time that an Australian side will be visiting Pakistan to play a cricket series here after 24 years.

The last time an Australian squad played a series in Pakistan was in 1998 when Mark Taylor led them to a 1-0 series victory – their first since Richie Benaud’s side defeated Fazal Mahmood’s team by 2-0 in the 1959-60 series. Between the two series, Pakistan hosted Australia in 1964-65 (drew 0-0), 1979-80 (won 1-0), 1982-83 (won 3-0), 1988-89 (won 1-0) and 1994-95 (won 1-0).


 

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Agreed, but then return the favor, and play their home games in Dubai as well. Don't tour any country that won't tour your country.
And your pcb will go bankrupt...players will not get their salaries....its easier said than done.
No country is dying to play pakistan as series against them dont get much money...even if you choose to not play against goras, they hardly care....its you who want them for your board's revenue...they dont need you....that's the harsh reality.
 

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Good suggestion.
Also invite those players who are easy in coming to Pakistan. psl is enough to keep the boys fit.
Not a good suggestion. Just insist them to come to Pakistan. If they don't, Pakistan will get points i World test championship and Oneday championship. It is also expensive to go to UAE. Pay UAE for hiring grounds and extra burden of players traveling to UAE TA/DA etc
 

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And your pcb will go bankrupt...players will not get their salaries....its easier said than done.
No country is dying to play pakistan as series against them dont get much money...even if you choose to not play against goras, they hardly care....its you who want them for your board's revenue...they dont need you....that's the harsh reality.
Pajeet, we shouldn't even be in this game anymore.
 

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Pakistani brown saabs won't stop licking these white people. Even after being humiliated they just wanna be more humiliated. Its like they have some masochist personality disorder.

Stop playing with these people and focus on PSL and people who genuinely want to play with you.


If they don't want to come and play then they don't have to we have lived and survived so far so doesn't makes much difference. Some other team will take up their slot who cares under the current circumstances.
Not a good suggestion. Just insist them to come to Pakistan. If they don't, Pakistan will get points i World test championship and Oneday championship. It is also expensive to go to UAE. Pay UAE for hiring grounds and extra burden of players traveling to UAE TA/DA etc

Have you got figures, what its costing us on their VIP security of these moran's.
 

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dont host them. plain and simple. just focus on winning the cup. our cricket has survived before and it will survive in future InshaALLAH
never trust a firangi
 

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Not as much as cricket is.

Every major game is having an international federations at the helm and then local council/board to manage the sport within a country....the prime objective is to earn money....by investing in popularity of the game and in turn get the money pouring in through merchandise, broadcast rights, advertisements, etc etc....Since so much of money is involved, it's natural to have politics.....
 

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Every major game is having an international federations at the helm and then local council/board to manage the sport within a country....the prime objective is to earn money....by investing in popularity of the game and in turn get the money pouring in through merchandise, broadcast rights, advertisements, etc etc....Since so much of money is involved, it's natural to have politics.....
Thats not the point, the way how India is controlling cricket against pakistan no other country does that. India is trying its best to prevent big cricket teams from going to pakistan.
btw why do u have both NZ flags? U are an Indian immigrant living in NZ.
 

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Pakistan shouldn't go and play Australia too. Have you seen the animals there? It's fucking dangerous.
 

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Thats not the point, the way how India is controlling cricket against pakistan no other country does that. India is trying its best to prevent big cricket teams from going to pakistan.
btw why do u have both NZ flags? U are an Indian immigrant living in NZ.

I don't understand the mindset of Pakistani members here.....why you start judging , probing into one's identity leaving the topic in hand?.....So obsessed with India, Indians, Hindu etc...Sick.

I am not an Indian and I don't need to convince you either.....If you want to discuss on the topic, Welcome else please don't waste my time.
 

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I don't understand the mindset of Pakistani members here.....why you start judging , probing into one's identity leaving the topic in hand?.....So obsessed with India, Indians, Hindu etc...Sick.

I am not an Indian and I don't need to convince you either.....If you want to discuss on the topic, Welcome else please don't waste my time.

Its very easy to identify an Indian from native english speakers like american, Auss, or NZ.... thats why I called you Indian pretending to be NZ.
 

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Its very easy to identify an Indian from native english speakers like american, Auss, or NZ.... thats why I called you Indian pretending to be NZ.

How about if am of Pakistan origin (3rd gen) in NZ?....Is it easy to identify Pakistanis from their English or do you call all Non-native English speaking persons as Indians?
 

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