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New Delhi: Jan 15, 2014
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has urged Cricket Australia to decrease the number of test matches for the October series from three to two and increase the ODIs and T20 International matches.
The third Test will be replaced by a series of limited-overs games, with United Arab Emirates (UAE) expected to be confirmed as the tournament venue.
Cricket Australia said that Pakistan wanted to concentrate on the ODI and T20 formats for the October series.
The PCB made the move in spite of the ICC Future Tours Programme dictating that the tour would consist of three matches, because the new schedule will help the board secure a larger broadcast fee, The Express Tribune reports.
The last encounter between the two nations was also played over just two Tests in England.
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