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Dubai: May 9, 2013
The ICC has announced the schedule of warm-up matches to be played in the lead-up to the Champions Trophy, to be staged at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval from June 6 to 23.
The warm-up matches will be played from May 30 to June 4 at the three tournament venues. In line with previous ICC events, none of these matches will carry official ODI status.
On May 30, 2002 edition winner Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan in a day/night fixture at Edgbaston. This will be the first of the four warm-up matches, which will be televised live by STAR Sports, ICC’s host broadcaster and global broadcast partner.
On June 3, South Africa and Pakistan will lock horns at The Oval in a day match.
On June 4, Sri Lanka will square off against the West Indies at Edgbaston, and Australia will take on India.
In addition to the warm-up match, there will be captains’ pre-tournament media conferences.
Following is the schedule of warm-up matches:
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