ICC rejects Pak T20 proposal
The ICC has initially rejected Pakistan Cricket Board's request to allow it to host more than three Twenty20 matches against Australia in August-September.
The ICC has advised the PCB to take up the issue for discussion at the ICC Chief Executive's meeting to be held in Kuala Lumpur at the end of June. "We had requested the ICC to allow us organise a series of more than three T20 matches against Australia in the coming series but the ICC instead has advised us that this matter should be discussed at the ICC's Chief Executive meeting," PCB chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed said.
The idea to convert the ODI series into a full-fledged T20 series came after the Emirates Board offered to host the series for Pakistan but suggested that due to the weather conditions and holy month of Ramadan, Pakistan and Australia should just play a series of six to seven T20 internationals.The PCB is yet to decide on the neutral venue for the series after the Australians refused to play in Pakistan due to security concerns. Ahmed said the PCB's head of international cricket operations Intikhab Alam was in Malaysia to inspect the two grounds in Kuala Lumpur and would also visit the UAE from Thursday.
T20 World Cup 2012 will start on 18 September 2012.