Pak may host 'home' ODI series against NZ

Published: Sunday, August 30, 2009, 14:19 [IST]
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Pak may host 'home' series against NZ

Lahore, Aug 29: Pakistan might host New Zealand in a one-day international series in United States or Malaysia if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) fails to convince the UAE cricket authorities regarding hosting the matches in that country.

“These are available options for us although our first preference is to have the series in Abu Dhabi and Dubai," a PCB official said.

New Zealand was to tour Pakistan in October-November this year, but refused to visit the country citing deteriorating security conditions there.

Later, the New Zealand Cricket Board agreed to split the series into two parts.

It was decided that Pakistan would host the Kiwis in an ODI series at neutral venues in October-November and the Test series in New Zealand in November-December.

Meanwhile, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said that it is ready to send its 'A" team to Dubai to play five one-day games against the Pakistan 'A" team later this year, The Daily Times reports.


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