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Pakistan-Australia ODI series in UAE

Australia has refused to play any of the ODI series matches in Pakistan due to security concerns and the two teams will now compete in the World Cup preparatory, five-match rubber in the UAE. The PCB on Sunday finally announced that the one-day series would be played entirely in UAE from March 22 to 31.

The PCB had invited CA to send its team to Karachi to play one or two matches of the and was hopeful of convincing the Australians to come to Pakistan for the first time since 1998.

In the last 18 months, Pakistan has hosted the ICC World XI, also comprising Tim Paine and Ben Cutting, in September 2017.

A month later, Sri Lanka played a T20I at the same venue. In April 2018, Karachi was the venue for three-T20I series between the Windies and Pakistan. Last month, the Windies women’s team played three T20Is against Pakistan women’s team in Karachi.

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