Tuesday, 14 January 2014 - 11:53
Pakistan-Australia Test series set to be downsized
Australia's Test series against Pakistan in October this year is set to be downsized to the minimum two matches, while the venue for the encounter is expected to be confirmed as the UAE.
Despite the ICC Future Tours Programme dictating that the tour would consist of three Tests, the PCB has negotiated for the removal of one five-day match to be replaced by a series of limited-overs matches, likely to include three ODIs and a Twenty20 fixture.
This schedule is expected to bring in a more lucrative broadcast fee for the cash-pressured governing body of cricket in Pakistan, forced to subsist on series played in neutral venues since the terrorist attacks of the touring Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009.