The Green Shirts may play 7 T20 internationals against Australia in August this season, in UAE as PCB is facing plenty of challenges to arrange any other venue for its home series. The limited-overs series against Aussie was planned to be held in Sri Lanka, which included 5 ODIs and 3 T20s but the Islanders have rejected to host the series due to the first Sri Lanka Premier League.
Previously, PCB didn’t think about UAE as the venue because of the warm weather and Ramzan. However, the cricket authorities in UAE have suggested a full-fledge T20 series, which is a good option, as the matches will be played at night under floodlights, when the temperature will be much better as compared to the sizzling temperature of the desert. Subhan Ahmed, the COO of PCB, disclosed that the board is thinking about the suggestion.
However, PCB hasn’t finalised anything and may choose for any other place for the series. Subhan Ahmed thinks that the series is likely to create a lot of financial advantage for the board. The matches against Australia are crucial for Pakistan as it will be a good preparation for the ICC World T20 2012.