Pakistan announce itinerary for England series

England will play their first Test series as number ones against Pakistan from January 17, in Dubai AFP

Lahore: Sep 8, 2011

Pakistan announced on Thursday a complete programme of its series against top-ranked Test team England, to be played in the United Arab Emirates in January-February.

The series, which is played in UAE because Pakistan cannot hold games on home soil over security fears, consists of three Tests, four one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals.

Pakistan will also host Sri Lanka in UAE for three Tests, five one-dayers and one Twenty20 international in October-November this year.

England, who deposed India from the top of the world Test rankings, will play their first Test series as number ones against Pakistan from January 17, in Dubai.

The second Test will be in Abu Dhabi (January 25-29) before the two teams return to Dubai (February 3-7) for the third and final Test.

Programme

Jan 3 – England team arrive

Jan 17-21 – 1st Test – Dubai

Jan 25-29 – 2nd Test – Abu Dhabi

Feb 3-7 – 3rd Test – Dubai

Feb 13 – 1st one-day – Abu Dhabi

Feb 15 – 2nd one-day – Abu Dhabi

Feb 18 – 3rd one-day – Dubai

Feb 21 – 4th one-day – Dubai

Feb 23 – 1st Twenty20 – Dubai

Feb 25 – 2nd Twenty20 – Dubai

Feb 27 – 3rd Twenty20 – Abu Dhabi (AFP)