ICC CEO pitches for extra Test-playing nations to tour Pakistan

ICC CEO pitches for extra Test-playing nations to tour Pakistan
ICC CEO pitches for extra Test-playing nations to tour Pakistan
ICC CEO Geoff Allardice wants to see more Test cricket being played in Pakistan following the successful series against England

ICC CEO Geoff Allardice needs to see extra Test cricket being performed in Pakistan following the profitable sequence towards England
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International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO Geoff Allardice is eager to see extra Test cricket being performed in Pakistan following the profitable completion of the three-match sequence towards the Ben Stokes-led England.

The three matches, performed in Rawalpindi, Multan and Karachi, noticed spectators give an enormous thumbs as much as Test cricket, regardless that the hosts lost the series 0-3.

Australia additionally toured Pakistan earlier this year, with packed stadiums for the three-Test sequence indicating the followers’ craze for the longest format of the sport within the nation.

“The followers in Pakistan are passionate concerning the sport and captivated with their group, however most significantly they’re welcoming of tourists,” Allardice advised Pakistan Cricket.

“I’ve at all times had nice experiences when I’ve travelled to Pakistan and I’ve been to see just a few sequence over the previous few years and the welcome is at all times very heat.”

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Allardice was optimistic Test cricket will proceed to flourish in Pakistan at a time when main Test-playing nations resembling Australia and England are seeing a noticeable drop in stadium attendance.

“Pakistan is without doubt one of the strongest cricketing nations within the ICC membership,” Allardice stated.

“To have sequence like this (versus England) happening and followers travelling to Pakistan and New Zealand beginning in just a few days time for his or her Test sequence as properly is a big step ahead to getting cricket again in Pakistan frequently.”

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