PCB plans to host OZ cricket tour

March 14th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by admin  

Sydney, March 13: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to reschedule a tour by the Australia cricket team in November or March after the original trip was postponed on Tuesday.
PCB’s Chief Operating Officer, Shafqat Naghmi, told the Sydney Morning Herald that Cricket Australia (CA) had asked the hosts to suggest a new date.
“We have looked at the international schedule and we think that the good time for the tour would be either November or March next. If we schedule for the tour in November, it would most likely be a split tour and the Australians will have to come back in March, the Dawn Newspaper quoted Nagmi as saying.Australia would host a Test series against New Zealand and start a contest with South Africa before the end of 2008.
Tim Nielsen, the national coach, has not finalised Australia’s schedule and thinks Twenty20 matches would be a good preparation.Nielsen said, “I always encourage guys to be playing country cricket whenever it fits in because it is nice to be playing competitive, organised cricket. It is probably the best preparation they can get to put their bodies through those sorts of workloads. (ANI)

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