PCB recommends to downsize test series against Australia to two matches
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recommended to reduce the 3-Test Match series scheduled in the month of October 2014 against Australia to the minimum two matches, ARY News reported.
According to the ICC Future Tours Programme the two teams has to play three Tests but the PCB has negotiated for the removal of one five-day match to be replaced by a series of limited-overs matches, likely to include three ODIs and a Twenty20 fixture.
The chief executive of Cricket Australia, James Sutherland said that “Our expectation will be that it will be in the UAE, and my expectation is that it won't be three Test matches, it will probably be two Test matches and a combination of one-dayers.”
The two teams had met each other in long format in the year 2010 in Australia. They played two test matches and the series resulted tie by 1-1 where Pakistan won at Headingley after Australia's victory at Lord's.