Pakistan proposes ‘home’ series against West Indies in Sri Lanka


Pakistan is weighing options to host West Indies for two Tests and six one-day internationals (ODI) in Sri Lanka this October, Australian Cricket Board’s website reported on Friday.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is unwilling to continue using United Arab Emirates as their ‘home’ because of the limited revenue generated there, it said.

“PCB is not generating enough revenue from its home series therefore we are looking at the option of hosting West Indies in Sri Lanka. The board is doing its homework in this regard,” PCB Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi was quoted as saying.

Sri Lanka will host Australia between July and September after which the Sri Lankan grounds will be available for international commitments.

In 2002, Pakistan used Sri Lanka as a neutral venue to play a test against Australia. The other two tests of the series were played in UAE.

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