Pak announce Sri Lanka cricket tour itinerary

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Karachi:Pakistan will play two Tests and three One-day internationals during next month's tour of Sri Lanka, the Pakistan Cricket Board said.

Pakistan will start the tour with a warm-up One-day match in Colombo on March 13 before taking on Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at the SSC ground in Colombo on March 15.

The remaining two limited-overs internationals will be played at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo on March 17 and 19.

Pakistan will play a three-day side game at the holiday resort of Dambulla from March 21-23 before the first Test is played at Kandy from March 26-30 and the second in Colombo from April 3-7, the board said on Wednesday.

Pakistan are also due to play two One-day internationals against arch-rivals India in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on April 18 and 19 to raise funds for victims of last year's earthquake in the sub-continent.

Pakistan will play four Tests and five One-day internationals on their tour of England starting from late June this year.

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