The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to host the upcoming T20 series against England on clay-less pitches in Australia. Recently, the pitches were relayed at the National Stadium, Karachi and according to GeoSuper, the work is almost complete.
The square will be finalized in the coming days after the England tour is officially announced.
The plan to put Australian clay on these pitches has been delayed after Australian pitch curator Darren Hugh’s visit to Pakistan.
According to sources, Darren Hugh, who visited four Test centers in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi last month, did not give a ‘favorable opinion’ about making pitches like Australia in the country.
So, PCB will host England and possibly New Zealand and West Indies on pre-prepared pitches.
After about 13 years, PCB lost the old pitches in Karachi and Lahore to develop brand new pitches using special clay from Nandipur (a town near Gujranwala).
The English cricket team will visit Pakistan for 7 T20 matches from September 20 to October 2.