Gulf News – Dubai: UAE will make their international cricket venues available for Pakistan this year despite intense demand from a number of other parties to play here from September.

Summary

  • Dubai: UAE will make their international cricket venues available for Pakistan this year despite intense demand from a number of other parties to play here from September.
  • The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and Pakistan Cricket Board have come to an agreement following discussions on how Pakistan, who stage their international matches here along with the Pakistan Super League, can continue to stage their matches here without disruption.
  • During October, Pakistan will stage their home series against Australia and their annual Pakistan Super League (PSL) early next year and hence their board wanted an assurance as to whether the venues will be available for them.
  • PCB, incidentally, was in search of an alternate venue other than UAE for their matches and had even plans to approach Malaysia when ECB and PCB officials met and arrived at a decision in mutual interest.
  • Sharjah Cricket Stadium, which draws Pakistan fans in large numbers, will stage the Afghanistan Cricket Board’s T20 league.


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