In what could be termed as a concern for the Pakistan Cricket Board, some members of the Australian squad are hesitant for the 2022 Pakistan tour considering a recent bomb explosion that killed nearly 3 people.
While Pakistan claims to have a solid security arrangement that even the Australian chief selector, George Bailey believes is comprehensive and robust, government data from the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies reveals that nearly 400 people died in 2021 due to 294 attacks by the militants.
“The security sounds very, very robust and very, very thorough,” said George Bailey.
According to the source, “We’re all toey about it,” the Herald quoted a “source close to the team”. The third test, 3 ODIs, and the lone T20 will be played in Lahore where the recent bomb explosion wounded nearly 30 people and killed three people.
Australia last toured Pakistan in 2008. They will be the first big team to tour Pakistan after a long time. England withdraw from the tour after New Zealand cited security concerns and pulled out of the tour just hours away from the first ODI at Rawalpindi. In the absence of the India Pakistan series for nearly a decade, the PCB has to heavily rely on other teams to tour them in order to generate significant revenue. The Australian tour is slated to start from the 3rd of March.