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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has requested the Australian and New Zealand boards to send their teams to Pakistan to play the T20 matches instead of the United Arab Emirates.

An official source in the PCB told Press Trust of India news agency that during the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Kolkata late last month, PCB chairman Najam Sethi and chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed had held talks with the Australian and New Zealand officials.

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“The two boards have been requested to play the T20 matches of their series in Pakistan to help support the PCB in bringing back international cricket to the country,” Sethi said.

Pakistan will host Australia for three Test matches and a T20 match in the UAE in October followed by a series of three Tests, five ODIs, and three T20 Internationals in November against New Zealand.

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