PCB looks for alternative ‘home venues’
Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Najam Sethi has said they are seeking for a new alternative venue for home series except United Arab Emirates in which the country has long been arranging bilateral home series since the abandonment of international cricket in Pakistan.
He said, “We have started looking at alternate venues for our home and PSL matches and I am going in March to Malaysia to see the grounds and facilities there and if everything works out well then obviously we see Malaysia as a venue which can host our international home series and the PSL as well.”
Scheduling matches in UAE became difficult for Pakistan as more and more leagues are appearing in Sharjah and Dubai. In a recent development, Emirates Cricket Board has permitted Afghanistan Cricket Board to launch its’ T20 League in Dubai.
Sethi, therefore, hinted Malaysia as one of the top choices for alternative venues to host Pakistan matches. It would also cut down expenses for Pakistan.
PCB is eager to transfer either its home series or Pakistan Super League matches in Malaysia. For last two years, PSL matches were also scheduled to take place in UAE.