Vastavam web: Australia will play the United Arab Emirates for the first time in an official Twenty20 clash next week after the game was sanctioned, officials said Thursday. The touring Australians were scheduled to face the UAE as part of their tune-up for their upcoming T20 series against Pakistan. But it has now been granted full international status after both Cricket Australia and the Pakistan Cricket Board agreed to the move, the International Cricket Council said on its website.
“Our thanks also go to Cricket Australia for approaching this opportunity so positively, and especially to the Pakistan Cricket Board for permitting this match during their home tour in the UAE with Australia,” he said. “It has been an incredible effort from all parties to bring this match to fruition.” The UAE are ranked 13th in the world, with the Australians third.