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UAE Likely To Stage Test Series Between Pakistan And South Africa In October

The UAE is "likely to stage a Test series between Pakistan and South Africa" in October this year, according to K.R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. The teams recently completed a three-match series in South Africa. They are due to meet again in Pakistan later this year for two Tests, five One Day Internationals and three Twenty20s. Pakistan has not hosted any int'l cricket matches since '09. Instead the team has made the UAE a second home, "playing the majority of its matches" in the country over the last four years. A source at the Pakistan Cricket Board said, “We would like to stage the Test series in Pakistan as our country is always our first choice. However, under the present circumstances this series is likely to be held in UAE” (GULF NEWS, 2/25).