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CA, PCB await ICC's nod for five-match T20 series

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Published: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 14:47 [IST]
 
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Pak-Aus T20 series in the pipeline?

Lahore, Jun 14: Pakistan Cricket Board and Cricket Australia are planning to submit a proposal to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a five-match T20 series ahead of ICC World T20 to be held in Sri Lanka later this year.

If ICC grants permission to conduct the five-match T20 bilateral series between Australia and Pakistan, it will be the longes T20 series between two countries.

ICC had rejected Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) move to conduct a seven-match T20 series and had told them to take the proposal to the Chief Executives meeting to be held in Kuala Lumpur in the last week of June.

PCB official also said that the possible venue to host Pakistan and Australia matches would be UAE, and also said that it would be better to host T20s than One-day Internationals keeping the weather conditions in mind.

"Both boards believe that the best way to deal with the hot and humid weather in August-September in the UAE is to play T20 matches, as those can start late and go into the night," the official said.

Cricket Australia on the other hand, has given a go ahead as it would help them prepare for the ICC World T20 which is expected to start from September 18.

Former Test skipper and coach Intikhab Alam has been sent to Kuala Lumpur and UAE to inspect and assess the weather conditions as these two are likely to host the T20 matches between Australia and Pakistan.

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