SA on shortlist for ODI series- 22 May 2012 00:00:00
South Africa is one of three potential venues being considered for the hosting rights of Pakistan’s ‘home’ One Day International series against Australia in August – according to media reports.
Cricinfo has reported that the Pakistan Cricket Board is exploring the possibility of staging its matches in South Africa, Zimbabwe or Malaysia.
The series is likely to involve five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 contests.
Pakistan has not been able to stage series at home since 2009 because of security concerns, and has recently relied on the United Arab Emirates as an alternative host, however temperatures become unbearably hot in August, ruling out cricket as a viable option.
Malaysia last featured top-tier international cricket in 2006, when the country hosted a triangular series involving India, Australia and West Indies in Kuala Lumpur.