Kuala Lumpur: The International Cricket Council on Monday approved Pakistan’s request to stage a six-match Twenty20 International series against Australia potentially in the United Arab Emirates in August.
The ICC has given the permission during Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) meeting in Kuala Lumpur.
The PCB’s request required a special dispensation from the CEC and then the ICC Board as the current regulation permits only three T20I in a series. Because of the extreme daytime heat in the UAE at that time of the year, the CEC raised no objections to the principle of a six-match T20I series replacing the scheduled series of three ODIs and three T20Is should the PCB elect to make that switch.
The CEC also recommended mandatory use of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), an innovation that has been consistently opposed by the BCCI, in Tests and one-dayers.