Richie Richardson will return to Pakistan as a match referee when he officiates the ICC World Test Championship fixture between Pakistan and Bangladesh, which commences on Friday, in Rawalpindi as the ICC confirmed the match officials’ appointments.
The ODI leg against Sri Lanka marked the proper return of international cricket to Pakistan. However, a clean sweep in the T20I series dampened that sentiment. Pakistan will expect to celebrate this home series with a resounding victory.
Pakistan have named uncapped Ahsan Ali, Amad Butt and Haris Rauf and recalled the experienced duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik, along with pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, in a 15-player squad for the 24, 25 and 27 January Twenty20 Internationals against Bangladesh in Lahore.