Pakistan cricket team to play two overseas series, schedule revealed

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Pakistan cricket team to play two overseas series, schedule revealed

LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday announced that The Netherlands and Ireland will host Pakistan for three ODIs and two T20Is,respectively,in the lead up to their tour of England in 2020.

The VRA Cricket Club in Amstelveen will host the three ODIs on 4, 7 and 9 July,while the two T20Is in Ireland will be played on 12 and 14 July, said a spokesman of the PCB here.

“Pakistan will then travel to England where they will play three World Test Championship Tests,from 30 July to 20 August before taking on the 50-over world champions in three T20Is on 29 and 31 August and 2 September”,he said.

The series between the Netherlands and Pakistan will be the first-ever between the two sides, though they have previously met thrice in ICC events,he added.

In the ICC Cricket World Cup 1996 and 2003, Pakistan won by eight wickets and 97 runs in Lahore and Paarl,respectively, while in Colombo in the ICC Champions Trophy 2002, Pakistan won by nine wickets.