In Pakistan, these days the government and the opposition are face-to-face with full bitterness. Day by day politics is getting smouldering in Pakistan and now its heat has also fallen on cricket. The Australian team, which came to Pakistan after 24 years, has currently played two Test matches, which were drawn. The third and final Test of the series will be held in Lahore from March 21 and then limited overs matches will be held from March 29. The two teams were earlier scheduled to meet in Rawalpindi in three ODIs and one T20 Internationals, but the venue of the matches has been changed due to the intensification of political activity.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to hold the limited-overs match against Australia in Lahore on the advice of the government. Home Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said, "Looking at the political turmoil and the situation, we have decided that the matches will be held in Lahore, as there will be a lot of activity in Islamabad and Rawalpindi during the dates of the matches." Let us inform you that while the first ODI will be played on March 29, the second and third ODI will be held on March 31 and April 2 respectively. Pakistan and Australia will clash in the one-off T20I on April 5.
Opposition parties in Pakistan are trying to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan from power. Also, no-confidence vote was brought against Imran in Parliament last week. Voting on this proposal is to be held next week. Apart from this, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), the front of the opposition parties, is organizing a march from Rawalpindi to Islamabad in protest against the Imran government on 23 March, due to which political activities are likely to increase further.
After this Imran's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is going to hold a huge rally in Islamabad on 27 March. In such a situation, the venue has been changed to avoid any kind of security lapse in the limited-overs matches of Pakistan and Australia. Rawalpindi is a city adjacent to the capital, Islamabad.