7 Jul 2009

Pakistan's 'home' series to be played here

2:39 pm on 7 July 2009

New Zealand will play three cricket Tests against Pakistan at home in December instead of touring there due to the security situation.

Before that in October the two sides will play four one-day and two Twenty20 internationals in the United Arab Emirates.

NZ Cricket CEO Justin Vaughan says Pakistan will keep any profits from the Tests and limited overs matches, including broadcasting revenues, to compensate for the loss of the proceeds from a home series.

Vaughan says New Zealand won't lose money because Pakistan will meet all costs.