Malaysia, Ireland and Scotland could be PCB’s new ‘home bases’

April 10th, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Apr. 10 (ANI): Malaysia, Ireland and Scotland may emerge as host venues to hold Pakistan’s future ‘home’ series.

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ijaz Butt has confirmed that those nations, apart from England and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), can become Pakistan’s foreign bases as long as domestic security risk remains high.

Butt said PCB would announce the names of neutral venues for impending international series during the next month.

“There are other alternatives too. Kuala Lumpur, Ireland and Glasgow are among those. Nothing has been finalized at this stage but we will hope to make a decision in the next month,” the Daily Times quoted Butt, as saying

There is a strong possibility of England hosting next year’s Test series between Pakistan and Australia.

“We have spoken with the ECB, and we will speak again with Clarke (ECB chief) when we all get together for the next ICC meeting in Dubai. We have a number of alternatives before us, and we are investigating their suitability as host venues,” Butt said.

Pakistan is hoping to return to the competitive cricket with this month’s five-match one-day series and a one-off Twenty20 match against Australia in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Pakistani team has not played any international match since the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore on March 3.

Cricket in Pakistan now faces an uncertain future with teams unwilling to tour the nation due to security reasons. (ANI)

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