Pakistan to tour Sri Lanka next month

Colombo: Pakistan will tour Sri Lanka next month for three Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games, Sri Lanka Cricket said on Monday.

The Pakistanis will kick off the six-week tour with two Twenty20 matches in the southern port town of Hambantota on June 1 and June 3.

The first two one-day internationals will be played in Pallekele on June 7 and June 9, followed by the remaining three at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo on June 13, 16 and 18.

The three back-to-back Tests will be held in Galle (June 22-26), the Sinhalese sports club in Colombo (June 30-July 4) and Pallekele (July 8-12).

Pakistan last toured Sri Lanka in 2009 where they lost the Test series 2-0.

The two sides met in the United Arab Emirates last year where Pakistan won both the Test and one-day series and also clinched the lone Twenty20 international.

Tour itinerary:

• June 1: First Twenty20 international, Hambantota

• June 3: Second Twenty20 international, Hambantota

• June 7: First one-dayer, Pallekele

• June 9: Second one-dayer, Pallekele

• June 13: Third one-dayer, Colombo

• June 16: Fourth one-dayer, Colombo

• June 18: Fifth one-dayer, Colombo

• June 22-26: First Test, Galle

• June 30-July 4: Second Test, Colombo

• July 8-12: Third Test, Pallekele.


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