4 FEB 2022: Cricket Australia have confirmed that Australia will travel to Pakistan for the first time in 24 years and will play a full-fledged series in three Tests, three ODIs and a solitary T20I on their tour starting March 4.
Rawalpindi will host the tour-opening first Test, swapping with Karachi, which will now host the second Test from March 12. The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will be the venue for the final Test.
“I would like to thank the PCB and both the Pakistan and Australian Governments for ensuring the tour will proceed for the first time in 24 years,” chief executive Nick Hockley said.
“This is a historic occasion and important for the global growth and health of the game.
“I would also like to thank the Australian Cricketers’ Association and the players, coaches, support teams, staff and security experts for their collaboration in the planning for the tour.
“We are looking forward to an exciting series between two world-class teams.”
Revised Pakistan tour dates:
March 4-8: 1st Test, Rawalpindi
March 12-16: 2nd Test, Karachi
March 21-25: 3rd Test, Lahore
March 29: 1st ODI, Rawalpindi
March 31: 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
April 2: 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi
April 5: T20I, Rawalpindi