Pakistan and Australia are all set to play a cricket series at the neutral venue, the United Arab Emirates starting this Sunday, Oct 5, 2014.
The series will kick-off with a only T20I at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Sunday. The match start time is 9:00 p.m. Pakistan time.
The series consists of one T20, three ODIs and two Tests. The first ODI will be played from Oct 7 in Sharjah and the 2nd and 3rd ODIs will be played on Oct 10 and 12 respectively.
Take a look at the complete schedule/fixtures with date and time.
Ten Sports has the rights to beam the series live in India, Pakistan and other Asian countries. PTV Sports will also be telecasting the series and will also be live streaming at its official website www.ptvsports.com.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan cricket board (PCB) is not happy with curator Tony Hemmings comments that a bouncy track was prepared for two Tests.
A source from within the PCB was quoted as saying, “The PCB has already sent a letter to the Dubai sports city drawing their attention to Hemmings’ comments and to the fact that the series was a ‘home’ one for Pakistan.
“The PCB has stated that they have specifically asked for slow pitches which assist spinners for the Tests in Dubai since it is their ‘home’ series,” the source added.
Another source said that the Pakistan Board had paid a hefty amount for the renting the stadiums at the UAE and that they have the rights to get the pitches of their choice, “The Pakistan team management has been preparing for the coming series against Australia with lot of stress on attacking through spinners. So they have got a shock after reading Hemmings comments,” the source added.