Pakistan had to search for the venue for the series after Sri Lanka refused to host the matches as it clashed with their premier league season. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also considered Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia.
But Australian Cricket Association fears over excessive heat in the UAE were allayed by scheduling the day-night matches as late as 6 P.M.
“The matches will be held in the UAE from Aug. 28 until Sept. 10. The series will comprise three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 internationals,” the PCB said in a statement.
The series starts with a one-day match in Sharjah followed by two other 50-over matches in Abu Dhabi on August 31 and in Sharjah on Sept. 3. The three T20 matches will all be played in Dubai on Sept. 5, 7 and 10.
- AFP -