Abu Dhabi, Oct 8(ANI): All three international cricket venues in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to witness the best of action for the first time, with Pakistan hosting the series against Sri Lanka and England in the country.
“Never before has a series been held in a neutral country where all the international stadiums in the country will be used for Tests as well as One-day series. It is indeed going to be a great treat for the cricket fans in the UAE,” ECB administrator, Mazhar Khan said.
The Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium, Dubai International Cricket Stadium and the Sharjah Cricket Stadium will host one-dayers and test matches of Pakistan-Sri Lanka as well as Pakistan England series, and the 16 nation Twenty20 World Cup Qualifers, Gulf News reports.
The Sharjah Cricket Stadium has staged the maximum number of one- dayers and also hosted Test matches in the past.
While the Pakistan series against Sri Lanka will be held from mid-October to November end, England will play from January 7 till February 27 in the UAE.
The majority of matches will be held towards the weekends to pull in maximum spectators.
Emirates Cricket Board’s Chief Executive Dilawar Mani hoped that the cricket series would “provide a good opportunity to fans here to watch them in action.” (ANI)