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PCB chief invites Australia for series in Pakistan

PCB chief invites Australia for series in Pakistan

Naqvi's invitation signifies a potential new chapter in cricketing relations between Pakistan and Australia.

Pakistan vs Australia soon? Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman 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 (PSL) season and aims to strengthen cricketing ties between the two nations.

Meeting at Gaddafi Stadium:

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.

Cricket for Peace:

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.”

Looking Back: Pakistan vs Australia

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.

Pakistan vs Australia: A New Chapter?

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.

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