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West Indies Rule Out Pakistan Tests In Middle East

A proposed two-Test series between Pakistan and West Indies in Abu Dhabi in November will not go ahead after the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) declined the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) invitation. "There was a proposal to play two Tests matches against Pakistan, also in Abu Dhabi, but logistically this proved too difficult for us, so we had to decline that request," Dr Donald Peters, WICB CEO commented. The series had been proposed as a follow-up to three One Day Internationals being played in Abu Dhabi between the two teams in November. After leaving Abu Dhabi, the West Indies travel to New Zealand for a tour that includes two Tests, two Twenty20 Internationals and five One Day Internationals. "The team will have a camp in New Zealand as part of the build-up for what will be a very important tour," Dr Peters said. "This will allow them to get fully acclimatized to the conditions." © Cricket World 2008