Islamabad, May 30(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to finalize the venue for their home series against Australia within this week, and the series is likely to take place after Eid in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The series against Australia would help Pakistan prepare for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in mid September, according to a well-placed source.
The UAE and Malaysia are at the top of the venue list, but due to similarity of conditions in the UAE and Sri Lanka, the Emirates Cricket Board may get hosting rights, the source added.
Pakistan is scheduled to play a series of five ODIs and three Twenty 20 matches against Australia in August and Cricket Australia has desired and wants to play series from August 15 to get them ready for the World Twenty20 Cup to be held in Sri Lanka.
“The proposal to have a series of T20 matches is viable and we are looking at it but first of all we need to have clearance from the ICC to organise such a large number of T20 internationals,” The Nation quoted the source, as saying.
“It is a proposal that can be explored but at the same time we are studying other alternate venues for the series including Malaysia,” he added.
“We are looking at all the alternate venues and their cost effectiveness in organising the series plus the weather conditions and facilities,” he said. (ANI)