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Pakistan, WI revise schedule

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 11:10 PMCMC


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):

A series between West Indies and Pakistan scheduled for September and October in the United Arab Emirates has been revised, media reports have said. West Indies and Pakistan were originally due to play two Tests, five ODIs and two T20Is in the UAE.

However, according to a report in ESPN Cricinfo, the series has now been revised to three Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was seeking to have the T20 component of the series played in Pakistan as part of their efforts to end their international cricket isolation. But in April, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) rejected the offer, saying their players still have security concerns over playing in Pakistan.

Nearly all Pakistan's home series have been played in the UAE since a 2009 militant attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. Since then, Pakistan has only hosted Afghanistan, Kenya and Zimbabwe at home.