UAE will play its first T20I against Australia, hosting them in Abu Dhabi on October 22. It precedes the series of three T20Is of Australia against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates that begins on October 24.
The game received the T20I status after both Cricket Australia and the Pakistan Cricket Board approved the measure. It will start at 2:00 p.m. local time at Abu Dhabi Zayed Cricket Stadium (Oval 1), with free entry to the ground.
"We are delighted to be able to announce this accessory and we are extremely grateful to the ICC for its support in the accreditation of the Abu Dhabi Oval for the international T20 cricket in such a short time," said Zayed Abbas, spokesperson for the Cricket Board of Emirates. "Our thanks also go to Cricket Australia for having approached this opportunity so positively, and especially to the Pakistan Cricket Board for allowing this match during their local tour in the UAE with Australia. parties to achieve this "
Waleed Bukhatir, chief coach of the United Arab Emirates, said:" This game will offer an exceptionally good test for our players, we need to be pressured and focused with greater attention when challenged by the players. superior "The best teams in our game. This is vital for the full member countries, and for the ICC to support and provide the Associates with such opportunities. "
The UAE has played 26 international T20 matches with nine wins and 17 defeats. of T20I went against PNG at home in April 2017, when they swept the 3-0 series.