Bangalore, Aug 19: India and Pakistan are set to clash in a warm-up match ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 2012, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Saturday.
ICC World Twenty20 2012 will kick off in Sri Lank on September 18 but a day before the actual tournament begins, India and Pakistan will face off at Colombo's R Premadasa Stadium.
India will also play hosts Sri Lanka at P. Sara Oval on September 15.
ESPN STAR Sports will telecast live the game between India and Pakistan. The match starts at 2.00 PM IST.
With less than one month to go before the start of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012, ICC has announced the schedule of men's and women's warm-up matches which will be played in the lead up to the event proper.
The fourth edition of the World T20, the first to take place in the subcontinent, will be staged from September 18 to October 7.
The event begins for the men on September 18 and September 26 for the women.
The men's competition will be staged in Colombo, Hambantota and Pallekelle while the women's group stage will be played in Galle.
However, Colombo alone will host the warm-up matches for both the men and women. The men's warm-up matches will be played from September 13 to 17 and women's matches on September 22 and 23.
Schedule of warm-up matches (all times IST)
13 September - Ireland vs Zimbabwe (0930-1300), Moors Cricket Ground, Colombo
13 September - Sri Lanka vs West Indies (0930-1300), NCC, Colombo
15 September - Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka A (0930-1300), Moors Cricket Ground, Colombo
15 September - Australia vs New Zealand (0930-1300), NCC, Colombo
15 September - Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe (0930-1300), Colts Cricket Ground, Colombo
15 September - India vs Sri Lanka (0930-1300), P. Sara Oval, Colombo
17 Sep - Australia vs England (0930-1300), NCC, Colombo
17 September - Bangladesh vs Ireland (0930-1300), Moors Cricket Ground, Colombo
17 September - New Zealand vs South Africa (0930-1300), Colts Cricket Ground, Colombo
17 September - Afghanistan vs West Indies (1400-1730), P. Sara Oval, Colombo
17 September - India vs Pakistan (1400-1730), R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
19 September - England v Pakistan (0930-1300), P. Sara Oval, Colombo