Australia’s tour to Pakistan is scheduled to take place early next year and so, here is a look at what Nick Hockley the CEO, CA had to say prior to the much anticipated cricketing event of 2022.
CA Remains Committed To Australia’s Tour To Pakistan
While shedding light on the final decision to tour Pakistan for the first time since 1998 Hockley said, “We just had a team go over to Pakistan to do a recce. We’re working closely with the PCB, working with all the authorities to make sure that those plans are set. It’s a really big complex endeavour. We’re very committed to touring. It’ll be the first time in many, many years, so at the moment we’re going through the post reports of that. But it’s absolutely our intention to tour as long as it’s safe to do so.”
Chappell Hopes Australia Will Remain True To Their Commitment
Former Australian skipper Greg Chappell on the other hand hoped that Australia won’t shy away from touring Pakistan in 2022. In a column for Sydney Morning Herald the 73 year old wrote, “I do hope that Australia will not cry off from the nation’s first cricketing tour of Pakistan in over two decades. I know that a three-man delegation, including a representative of the Australian Cricketers Association, has just returned from an extensive 12-day visit to the proposed venues for the March series. Informal reports are that they were impressed at the plans and preparations of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Pakistan offers touring sides security at the level normally extended only to international heads of state.”