Test venue shock swap!

Karachi, Pakistan: In a shock move, the Pakistan Cricket Board has axed the national stadium here as the venue for the second Test against Australia starting later today.

It is understood the board was far from happy with the state and the look of the pitch and the match will now be played on the main disused runway on a disbanded domestic airport on the outskirts of this coastline city in Sindh province in southern Pakistan.

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Melbourne: According to Cricket Australia, up to 20 former Australian cricket greats and almost greats are understood to have cancelled expensive funeral plan packages now that they are virtually assured of state funerals when their time comes.