Thursday June 13, 2024

Pakistan fan zones to feature in Green Shirts white ball series against Australia

Australian cricket board says initiative complements CA’s Multicultural Action Plan which aims to promote inclusivity

By Web Desk
May 17, 2024
The image shows Pakistani fans cheering for their team. —Cricket Australia (CA)/ File
The image shows Pakistani fans cheering for their team. —Cricket Australia (CA)/ File

Cricket Australia (CA) will set up designated Pakistan fan zones for the T20I and ODI series between Pakistan and Australia in November.

The Australian cricket board said the initiative complemented CA’s Multicultural Action Plan. The plan aims to promote inclusivity and provide tremendous experiences for cricket fans from different backgrounds.

Pakistan team will begin the white-ball series with an ODI match on November 4 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). They will play three ODIs and as many T20Is against Aussies.

We have “designated specific seating areas for Pakistani fans across all six venues. Within the venues, fans will be able to access prayer areas, as well enjoy a selection of halal food, ensuring that fans can enjoy the matches comfortably and with cultural considerations in mind,” the CA stated.

Earlier, the Australian cricket board had dedicated India fan zones for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy at all five venues including MCG and SCG, in a bid to provide Indian fans a good experience. Fans are welcomed to wear blue attire and bring traditional instruments.

The CA will release details about ticket sales for the Pakistan and Indian fan zones next week.

Men’s ODI Series Pakistan v Australia

4 November: MCG, Melbourne (D/N)

8 November: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (D/N)

10 November: Perth Stadium, Perth (D/N)

Men’s T20I Series Pakistan v Australia

14 November: The Gabba, Brisbane (N)

16 November: SCG, Sydney (N)

18 November: Bellerive Oval, Hobart (N)