Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is hoping for the security situation in the country to improve over the next 10 months, as it is reluctant to host three successive "home" series against Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe in the United Arab Emirates. (Also read: PCB likely to appoint Moin Khan as interim coach)
"The three back-to-back home series will be played from October 2014 to early February 2015 before the World Cup and if the security situation does not change or improve over the next 10 months then we will have to host them in the UAE," PCB's senior official Subhan Ahmad said.
Pakistan have not hosted a series at home since 2009 when in March militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore. Since then all Test playing nations have refused to tour Pakistan for security reasons and the PCB has been forced to host their "home" matches in the UAE.