Pakistan will have to continue playing their home games away from Pakistan at least until the end of the 2011 World Cup, according to Ijaz Butt, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. The recent allegations of match fixing had taken away all the attention that was once on bringing international cricket back to Pakistan.
The last international series in Pakistan was the tour of Sri Lanka in March 2009 but that ended prematurely following the terrorist attack on the touring Sri Lankans. That and continuous bomb blasts has stopped any international team from touring Pakistan.
The ICC had set up a task force to help Pakistan to once again start hosting international teams and this task force had recommended the PCB to start hosting international games in August, 2010. ICC had also accepted to send an ICC XI to Pakistan, which will have two players from each cricket playing nation. However, the outbreak of the match fixing allegations diverted the attention and now the ICC is focusing on keeping the game clean in Pakistan.
Ever since that tour in 2009, Pakistan have been playing their home games in Abu Dhabi, England and Dubai. They are currently involved in a series against South Africa in the Middle East.
South Africa are favourites to win this ODI series against Pakistan 4-1 (1/1 at bet365), which is followed by a 3-2 win for the visitors (11/8 at bet365). Ladbrokes offers 6/1 for Pakistan to turn things around and win it 3-2.