In light of the recent political unrest in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has chosen to move the white-ball leg of the Australia series to Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The ODIs and one-off T20 international were supposed to be played in Rawalpindi, however owing to political instability in Islamabad, PCB said that they had prepared Plan A and B for the rest of the series.
The political temperature in Pakistan has lately risen, with opposition parties banding together to depose Imran Khan and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and political groups in Islamabad are anticipated to hold demonstrations, protests, and sit-ins.
From March 29 to April 4, all three ODIs and a T20 international will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. It’s worth noting that both teams landed in Lahore on Thursday, where the final Test match will be played.
It’s worth noting that the PCB emphasized earlier today that both cricket bodies are in close touch, and Cricket Australia has had no complaints to the decision. On March 24, the Australian squad for the ODI and T20I series will arrive in Lahore.