BCCI announces match dates for Pak tour

Published: Friday, January 14, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:After much dilly-dialing, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) finally announced the itinerary for Pakistan's much-hyped forthcoming Test and One-day international series.

According to the itinerary released here on Friday, the Pakistanis, who will be on Indian soil after a hiatus of six years with the opening Test match March 4.

The second Test will be held from March 12-16 while the third and final Test will be staged from March 20-24. The five match ODI series ODI series will kickoff on March 28.

The tourists, who will arrive in India on February 25 will start their tour with a warm-up tie from February 27-March 1.

The venues for the series would be announced next week.

Match dates: Warm-up game: February 27-March 1, First Test : March 4-8, Second Test : March 12-16, Third Test: March 20-24, Warm-up game: March 26, First ODI:March 28, Second ODI : March 31, Third ODI: April 3, Fourth ODI: April 6, Fifth ODI: April 9.

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