In March and April 2022, Australia will visit Pakistan for the first time in 24 years

Three Test matches, three one-day internationals, and one T20 international will be played in Karachi, Rawalpindi, and Lahore during the tour.

The announcement comes just days before the two countries play in the T20 World Cup semi-finals in Dubai.

“I am delighted to welcome Australia to Pakistan,” said Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja.

“From a personal point of view, it pleases me no end that we’ll be engaged in a three-Test match series.

“Australia are one of the high-performing sides and them playing in our backyard for the first time after a gap of 24 years will be a special treat for the fans.

“Likewise, it will be a great opportunity for the Australia cricketers to not only play at our iconic venues but also feel and enjoy the respect, love and hospitality that this great country offers, something which most of their previous generation of cricketers missed out by playing offshore

The last time Australia played Pakistan was in 1998 when they won the three-match Test series 1-0. The series was scheduled to go to Pakistan in 2002, but due to a suicide bombing in Karachi a few months before the tour, it was moved to Colombo and the United Arab Emirates.

The 2010 series was played in England, while the next two were played in the United Arab Emirates.

“We thank the PCB for their considerable efforts in planning for the tour and look forward to continuing to work closely over the coming months to finalise the necessary operations, logistics, security and Covid-19 protocols.

“The safety and welfare of our players and staff remain our number one priority, and we will continue to work with the PCB and relevant agencies to ensure that appropriate and sufficient arrangements are put in place for the tour.”

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