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Third group of Pakistan cricketers leave for England ahead of Test series, T20Is


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

08th Jul, 2020. 03:33 pm
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Third batch of cricketers

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced the departure of the third batch of cricketers to England.

According to the details, the third batch of Pakistan’s cricketers have departed for the tour of England.

The PCB shared images of the players leaving for the bilateral tour, which comprises of a three-match Test series and three T20Is.

The first Test between England and Pakistan will be played in Manchester from August 5. Southampton will host the remaining two Test matches that will begin on August 13 and August 21.

The side will return to Manchester for the three T20Is which will be played on August 28, August 30 and September 1.

A day earlier, England Cricket Board confirmed dates and venues for Pakistan’s three-Test tour, with the series starting at Old Trafford on August 5.

International cricket returned following the coronavirus lockdown when England play the first match of their three-Test series against West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, followed by two matches at Old Trafford, in Manchester.

The first match of the Pakistan series will also take place at Old Trafford, with the second two at the Ageas Bowl. The second Test starts on August 13, with the third beginning on August 21.

Both venues are considered bio-secure, with hotels on site.

Old Trafford will also host three Twenty20 international (T20I) matches between England and Pakistan, on August 28, 30 and September 1.

Ireland will play three one-day internationals (ODIs) at the Ageas Bowl on July 30, August 1 and August 4.

England Cricket Board Releases Schedule:

5-9 Aug – 1st Test, Old Trafford

13-17 Aug – 2nd Test, Ageas Bowl

21-25 Aug – 3rd Test, Ageas Bowl

28 Aug – 1st T20I, Old Trafford

30 Aug – 2nd T20I, Old Trafford

1 Sep – 3rd T20I, Old Trafford

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