Not that Australia is a very cold country, extreme and dry heat of Middle East has always been a worrying factor for foreigners and it's been bothering Aussie officials ever since Pakistan fixed their plan to host bilateral series in the neighbouring country. It's been planned that the matches will begin as many as 3 hours late than usual so that afternoon temperatures don't bother visitors but this solution comes with some security issues..
With matches begining at 6pm local time, they'll end almost two hours past mid-night.
According to the schedule, Australia and Pakistan play three one day internationals and as many twenty20s at Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, earning as much practice as possible before the World T20 2012 starting a week later.
The series starts at Sharjah on 28th August with 1st ODI before both teams run to Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi for second. Interestingly, teams once again travel to Sharjah for final ODI while they swing back to Abu Dhabi for the T20 series! wouldn't it have been nice to play ODI series in Sharjah and T20s in Abu Dhabi? When heat is such a major problem, why add it up with senseless travelling?
The extended delay in match start timmings means fans back home in Australia will have to wait till mid-night for ODIs to go underway while T20s will be deep into the night.