Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has contacted four cricket boards to play the ODI series before World Cup in India. Pakistan will not be playing any limited-over series before the mega event apart from the Asia Cup, which is scheduled to take place in September. PCB was severely criticized for not having arranged any series before the World Cup, as it would have helped the Pakistan cricket team to prepare better for the 2023 World Cup.
Which Cricket Boards PCB Contacted?
According to the sources, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sent a proposal in an email to Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, and South Africa cricket boards to play a bilateral series in Pakistan as it will also help them to get familiar with conditions as Pakistan have similar conditions to India where the World Cup will be played.
Status of Afghanistan Vs. Pakistan Series
Afghanistan was to host Pakistan for an ODI series before World Cup, but there have been no updates regarding the Pakistan-Afghanistan series. Afghanistan recently also hosted Pakistan for a T20 series in UAE. Read More: Asia Cup Updates.
Pakistan team going into World Cup without any proper preparations will be a challenging task for the players as well as management. Pakistan Cricket Board has arranged a camp for the players where the best players of the country will face each other in intra-squad games, but this isn’t going to be enough. Nevertheless, It is an excellent decision from PCB to contact other cricket boards for a bilateral series.