Edgbaston may host ‘home’ Test in next years’ Pakistan-Australia series

June 18th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Nottingham, June 18 (ANI): Pakistan could host Australia for a ‘home’ Test match in Edgbaston next summer, as the Warwickshire County Cricket Club has shown much interest in staging one of the Test matches of the relocated Test series.

According to the sources, Edgbaston has emerged as the second possible venue after Old Trafford for Pakistan’s ‘home’ Test series against Australia, and there is a big possibility that both the countries would play each other there if the two cricket board’s confirms their plans to play the series in England.

The Chief Executive of the Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Colin Povey, said that he is eager to see two world class cricket teams fighting it out in Birmingham.

“We would certainly be keen to give a helping hand if we can. We always get a good crowd for Pakistan games here. If the games are offered, then we would certainly be interested in making a bid for them,” The News quoted Povey, as saying.

Australia was scheduled to visit Pakistan to play in a one-day and Test series, but the tour was cancelled due to the deteriorating security conditions in Pakistan.

The one-day series was later rescheduled to the UAE, but no decision could be taken for the Tests.

Cricket authorities in England are interested in hosting the Test series in the country, as they feel they could earn a good profit due to a sizeable Asian population in the country. (ANI)

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