Dates for Pak-Australia ODI series in Dubai revised again

February 28th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Feb.28 (ANI): The itinerary of the Australia-Pakistan one-day international series has been revised again.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that the series, which is to be played at a neutral venue, United Arab Emirates (UAE), will be played from April 22 to May 7.
“Now the series will be played from April 22 to May 7 as we have pushed backed the date of the first match by two days,” PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said.
Butt said the changes were made as the Australian team management had asked for some breather after its South African tour.
According to the new itinerary, the Kangaroos will be arriving in the UAE on April 18.
The first two matches will be played in Dubai on April 22 and 24.
Then teams will move to Abu Dhabi where the remaining three matches of the series will be played on April 27, May 1 and 3 respectively.
Pakistan will then take on the Aussies in a Twenty-20 game on May 7, The Nation reports.
The PCB was compelled to shift the series to a neutral venue after the Australian government refused to send its team to Pakistan citing security concerns.
Australia last toured Pakistan in 1998. (ANI)

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