Pakistan and New Zealand to play in UAE
Pakistan and New Zealand will play three ODIs and two Twenty20s in UAE starting November 3 before heading to New Zealand for the Test series leg of the tour.
The one-day matches on November 3, 6 and 9 will be played in Abu Dhabi after which the teams will head to Dubai for the Twenty20s on November 12 and 13.
Pakistan board chairman Ijaz Butt had visited UAE earlier this month to explore the neutral-venues option and had planned four ODIs along with two Twenty20s. All tours to Pakistan were cancelled after the attacks on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore in March so New Zealand agreed to allow Pakistan to be the 'home' team for the Test series starting on November 24 in Dunedin.
Pakistan also hosted Australia for five ODIs and Twenty20 in UAE in May this year.