Monday, May 31, 2010

Schedule of Pakistan vs South Africa Cricket Series 2010 in UAE

Pakistan and South Africa will face each other in UAE in October and November this year. For the first time, Abu Dhabi and Dubai will host test match, and thus, becoming the third test venue in UAE after Sharjah. There will be one T20, 5 ODI and 2 test matches on the tour.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the schedule of the series which is actually a home series for Pakistan. It was supposed to take place in Pakistan, but due to the security concerns of the foreign teams, Pakistan has been playing their home series in neutral venues.

No international cricket took place in Pakistan since the deadly terror attack on Sri Lankan national team in Lahore in March 2009. In the subsequent development of the incident, Pakistan lost the joint hosting rights of World Cup Cricket 2011.

In April, Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) came to an understanding that the series would take place on neutral venue. Then UAE cricket board came forward to host the matches in two venues: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi and Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

Abu Dhabi and Dubai hosted ODI and T20 matches in the past, but the two stadiums are going to become test venues in November. Since the Lahore attack, Pakistan played against West Indies, Australia and New Zealand in these two venues. Pakistan is due to face Australia and England in England this summer and carries the host’s tag in both the series.

Playing test matches on neutral venues is nothing new to Pakistan. They played against Australia in Sri Lanka and Sharjah, UAE in 2002.

Ijaz Butt, the PCB chairman, is delighted that the series is going to take place, though on neutral venue.

Mr. Butt said to media, “This series will provide great entertainment for cricket fans of both countries. PCB and CSA have worked hard to bring this event about and we are very excited to be returning to the facilities in UAE and hope it's a great series.”

Here is the schedule of the series:

Date

Competing

Teams

Time

Venues

27 Oct

Wed

Pakistan vs

South Africa

(Only T20)

TBA

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

29 Oct

Fri

Pakistan vs

South Africa

(1st ODI)

TBA

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

31 Oct

Sun

Pakistan vs

South Africa

(2nd ODI)

TBA

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

2 Nov

Tue

Pakistan vs

South Africa

(3rd ODI)

TBA

Dubai International Cricket Stadium

5 Nov

Fri

Pakistan vs

South Africa

(4th ODI)

TBA

Dubai International Cricket Stadium

8 Nov

Mon

Pakistan vs

South Africa

(5th ODI)

TBA

Dubai International Cricket Stadium

12-16

Nov

Fri-Tue

Pakistan vs

South Africa

(1st Test)

TBA

Dubai International Cricket Stadium

20-24

Nov

Sat-Wed

Pakistan vs

South Africa

(2nd Test)

TBA

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

*TBA- To be announced

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always been the ‘second home’ for Pakistan cricket team. The country has many cricket fans who follow Pakistan team in international cricket. So, hosting Pakistan has always been profitable for UAE cricket board and it also provides international exposure to the country’s cricket. Thanks to huge fan following of Pakistan team in the country, Sharjah emerged as a well-known venue for international cricket in the past, though UAE is not yet a test playing country.

36 comments:

  1. Its Amazing for Pakistan Cricket and followers finally they could see Pakistani team in action @ UAE

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  2. tanveerarslan@yahoo.comJune 17, 2010 at 6:19 AM

    it,s to gooooooooooooood 4 pakies

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  3. I would like to see more cricket in UAE rather than English grounds where there is no suitable weather for cricket and most importantly English people never appropriate Pakistani players as they did propaganda against our team players.Shame on ECB.(nothing proved but players are still banned)
    aliadrees@gmail.com

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  4. South Africa is gonna show the Pakistani's how to play cricket!!

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  5. it is good for both team because both teams have the ability to win a series . To its nice to watch!

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  6. it is good for both team because both teams have the ability to win a series . To its nice to watch!

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  7. what channal is this match going to come on?

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  8. pakistan will win dis series!

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  9. pak will the sereis. inshaALLAH.

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  10. shadul acha nai hai.

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  11. Without Asif & Amir we will face difficulties in Test Series. Danish should play. inshallah we will win.

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  12. It will be a v.good series to watch and both team are spacial. spacial y Pakistan. I hope that pak will win the series and improve it's position in icc ranking .Good luck Pakistan

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  13. is ten sports will telecast it?

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  14. best of luk ma lovely country.....dnt worry if we dont hav our main players,but ALLAH is wid u...go n fuk da world.rather conquer da world............
    ur well wishers...
    dada gang.....
    (saqi,adeel,farhat)

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  15. InshaAlla paksitan will win this series. Our pakistani lions will prove that they are the best. Pakistan must have win this series to improve there ranking in icc cricket ratings.
    Pakistani player should play the game for the country not for the money.
    Pakistan Zinda bad

    Waseem Shahzad RWP>PAK.

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  16. south afica loss thiss series insallah

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  17. GOOD LUCK PAKISTAN FROM ARSALAN

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  18. good luck pakistan..show the world what we are...INSHALLAH we will win....

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  19. We can win this Series ....this ground is very lucky 4 Pakistan ....umar Gul made his best record there agianst Austrailia .he got 5 wickets there nd jst 6 runs he gave........so Gud luck Pakistan ..Geo To Aise.......

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  20. without asif, amer,butt it is very difficult pak to win series aginst the proteas

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  21. gud luk pak i m wid u if u lost or win. INSHAALLAH we wll win dis series

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  22. pak win the series inshalla

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  23. I pry 4 Pakistan that Pakistan Will win the series and come back with VICTORY...!!!!:-p:-d

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  24. Best hopes lets see what happens

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  25. Marc - In T20 format, all international teams look up to Pakistan. Who will teach Pakistan to Play???? SA??? who got kicked out of T20 worldcup because Pakistanis beat the hell outta them? Pakistan Is Number.1 in T20 rankings. so stop dreaming, that SA can teach Pakistan how to play in T20 Intl. Although Pakistan lost, but they are still Number.1 and SA :) wayyyyyyy downnnnnnnn...:p

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  26. Pakistan have list the first one but no worries inshaAllah they will win the rest. Koi Baat nahi Haar jeet to hoti rehti hai. But I'd rather see them play in UAE. England didn't treat Pakistan well, they accused them of match fixing Pakistan didnt do match fixing and the three players are suspended for no reason!! All will be revealed on the 30th October and hopefully Muhammad aamir will be joining the Pak team on the third ODI inshaAllah. God bless the Pakistan cricket team

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  27. There are 2 t2o's .. not only 1 ..
    wrong schedule

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  28. pakistan has had lost the all capebilties to win against SA. And this is just due to that damn ijaz butt the bull with long horn he is a big politician and involving his politics in match he is acountry fixer y some one not take action against him or all the deaf and dump.

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  29. its very good series
    m.arifismailismail@yahoo.com

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  30. INSHALLAH PAKISTAN HARE GA.

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  31. pakistan is the best team....................and southafrica is a bad team.........pakistannnnn zindabad..southafrica murdabad

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  32. i wish pakistan wins this 4th odi so we can hav a draw

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  33. pakistan will win the odi series and the test too

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