Pakistan keen to drop Test and add three ODIs against Australia
Pakistan have revealed their intention to re-organise their series against Australia later this year.
Last Updated: 18/01/14 7:23am
The two teams are currently scheduled to play a three-Test series in the United Arab Emirates over October and November.
But the Pakistan Cricket Board have put in a request to Cricket Australia to drop one Test and replace it with three one-day internationals.
The PCB are keen for their team to get in more limited-overs cricket ahead of the next ICC World Cup, which starts in February 2015.
Cricket Australia have also been asked to fit a Twenty20 international into the tour as Pakistan look to generate extra revenue from the series.
A PCB spokesman confirmed: "We have asked Australia to play two Tests and three one-dayers and we are also trying to add an additional T20 match in the series."
But the move is likely to attract criticism for the PCB, who have been attacked by a number of former internationals for playing too many limited-overs matches while neglecting Test cricket.