14 Sep 2008

Relief for Pakistan cricket

8:59 am on 14 September 2008

Pakistan's cricket-starved side has finally got some good news with it confirmed a four-nation Twenty20 tournament will be played in Canada next month.

The tournament will feature Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and hosts Canada, giving Pakistan desperately needed matches after this month's eight-nation Champions Trophy was postponed over security fears.

Pakistan was facing no immediate matches after the postponement of the Champions Trophy and after efforts to arrange replacement fixtures failed.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has also invited the West Indies to play two Tests in November.

The planned home series will follow a bilateral one-day series against the West Indies in Abu Dhabi, scheduled for earlier in November.