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No Test Cricket for a Year

International Tests Pakistan
by Aktavist (U7832440) 13 September 2008
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Pakistan have virtually begged the Windies to come and play two tests in Pakistan this November.

news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cri...

If the Windies for some reason refuse, Pakistan will not be playing a single test match in 08.

The next test match will be against India again in 09.

I hate to say this, but if Pakistan cannot play in Paksitan then they must look to play at least one test series this year abroad.

I wouldn't even mind us playing a home series in the UAE. Pakistan has some ever exciting young players coming through and the team looks to be improving. We just need some cricket.

It seems after this arcticle Pakistan have come to their senses and struck a deal with Dubai Sports City. At the moment this is only for ODI's and 20/20 but Im sure they will think about test matches if the situation in Pakistan is still worrying some teams.



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posted Sep 25, 2008

Weather in Dubai is very pleasant through out the year and many Europeans envy this kind of weather. It is never more than 38C even in Summer. Good decision by PCB to move the home games to Dubai.If Indian sponsors (both corporate and televison) do not kick in , Pakistan will not make any financial gains from the deal. http://www.dubaihotelbookings.com/dubai_weather.htm

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posted Sep 25, 2008

the PCB should've done this UAE deal along time ago. the last series they had against the aussies was played in the UAE. now that this deal has been done, they are going to make a lot of money and at the same time heavily promote the Emirate. i for one will be there supporting the PAK boys cool

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posted Sep 25, 2008

Yes until situation in pak improves maybe third party centers for Tests- ODIs is the answer as it is important to keep players current and in practice in International games or they will defect to IPL/ICL sooner rather than later!

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posted Sep 25, 2008

Hi MP (its pak4life)

Yes this is better news for Pak cricket, not ideal but if any country can fill stadiums abroad its Pakistan, as there are fans everywhere. biggrin

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posted Sep 25, 2008

HI pak4life/Atavist

I also thought India could host some games at Mohali and Jaipur, that way common folk from Pakistan can take a bus trip

Still probably too expensive and lets face it most games these days are staged for TV Audience

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comment by sb (U8334958)

posted Sep 25, 2008

UAE is the best alternative, a lot of sub-continet immigrants live there. It's better to play there than not at all.

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posted Oct 4, 2008

Are the WI coming?

Here is a game that was abandoned in the past at Karachi

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/magazine/content/current/story/372333.html

The irony and tragedy is these days the crowds are very sporting and in Tests - sparce but the threats are now very dangerous and beyond the pale of usual cricket ground cerns like crowd control

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 4, 2008

Still no decision yet....

http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/women/content/story/371233.html

The WI women have called off their tour, but the WICB are still discussing the issue with the WI players.

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posted Oct 5, 2008

well Pak is right at the epicenter of the current wars and as such will be a bit risky - but as many Pak posters have said cricket has not been a target and while Aus-Eng players maybe extra nervous as their countries have troops in Afganistan, WI players are not in the same situation


NZ players are probably wary of touring Pak as they can be mistaken for Eng-Aus players!

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comment by paul (U12784221)

posted Oct 6, 2008

=0 :@ Q

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