Melbourne: Heat could play spoilsport in the proposed Pakistan-Australia limited-overs series in the UAE as the cricketers from Down Under have significant concerns about playing there in searing temperatures of August.
Pakistan Cricket Board's director for international operations Intikhab Alam has said three ODIs and three Twenty20s are being planned in the UAE in August, one of the hottest months there.
Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) says it was fine with the Twenty20s as they will start in the evening but ODIs are a concern as daytime temperature is expected to be over 40 in the UAE in August.
How wise is it to be going to a region that you know is going to get up to 45-plus at that time of year? ACA chief executive Paul Marsh said. That's extreme heat. It's also very humid. It's of significant concern for us at the moment. The health and safety of the players needs to be at the forefront of any decision that is made....more
04:11 PM, Jun 02, 2008