Karachi - Pakistan on Tuesday announced the itinerary for
their series against Australia and New Zealand to be played in the United Arab
Emirates over the next three months.
Pakistan start the season with next month's Asia Cup in the
UAE from September 15. They will then host Australia for two Tests and three
Twenty20 internationals from October 7-28.
This will be Australia's first Test series since the
infamous ball-tampering row during the Cape Town match against South Africa in
That scandal ended in a one-year ban from international
cricket for the then-captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner. Opener
Cameron Bancroft received a nine-month ban.
Following the Australia series, Pakistan will host New
Zealand in the UAE for three Twenty20 internationals, three one-day
internationals and three Tests between October 31-December 7.
Pakistan have been forced to play their "home"
matches in the UAE since terrorists attacked the bus of the visiting Sri Lankan
team in March 2009.
Although Pakistan have hosted a few international matches
between 2015-18, Australia and New Zealand refused to visit the country due to
Australia have not toured Pakistan since 1998 while New
Zealand's last tour was in 2003.