Headingley and Lord's to host Australia, Pakistan

Updated: 11 September 2009 12:13 IST

Headingley and Lord's have been given hosting rights to next year's two-Test series between Australia and Pakistan.

London:

Headingley and Lord's have been given hosting rights to next year's two-Test series between Australia and Pakistan.

The England and Wales Cricket Board switched England's first Test against Bangladesh to Old Trafford to allow the neutral series to be partly held at Headingley in Leeds, which has a large number of residents of Pakistani descent.

Lord's in London will host the other match of each series.

The ECB says it made its plans so "the largest number of members of the Pakistani ethnic community across Britain can see the neutral Test matches."

Old Trafford did not feature on the itinerary for this year's Ashes and has not staged a Test match since New Zealand visited in May 2008.

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