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KARACHI: Pakistan will host Australia in a month-long series that will be contested in the United Arab Emirates from Oct. 3, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday.
Australia will play two tests, three one dayers and one Twenty20 match during the tour.
Since 2009, Pakistan has had to play all its home series at neutral venues abroad due to security concerns.
“Pakistan will be hosting home series against Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe in the UAE from Oct to Jan,” a PCB official said. Itinerary: Oct 3: T20 international in Dubai Oct 5: 1st ODI in Abu Dhabi Oct 8: 2nd ODI in Sharjah Oct 10: 3rd ODI in Dubai Oct 20-24: 1st test in Dubai Oct 28 to Nov 1: 2nd test in Abu Dhabi (Editing by Pritha Sarkar)