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ECB announces schedule for Test, T20I series against Pakistan

The matches will be played behind closed doors

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today announced that Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl and Lancashire’s Emirates Old Trafford will host England Men’s international matches behind closed doors later this summer against Pakistan.

Pakistan, who arrived into the UK on Sunday, June 28, have started their preparation ahead of a packed schedule, which consists of three Test matches and three T20Is. They are undergoing a 14-day isolation period at Blackfinch New Road, Worcester before transferring to Derbyshire’s The Incora County Ground on Monday July 13 to accelerate their preparation ahead of the first Test, which will include two four-day internal warm-up matches.

Emirates Old Trafford will host the first Test of the series starting on Wednesday August 5. The final two Tests will be played at the Ageas Bowl from Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 21.

The three T20Is will take place at Emirates Old Trafford on Friday, August 28, Sunday, August 30 and the final match of the tour on Tuesday, September 1.

Test Series

First Test: August 5-9 at Emirates Old Trafford (11am start)

Second Test: August 13-17 at Ageas Bowl (11am start)

Third Test: August 21-25 at Ageas Bowl (11am start)

T20I Series

First T20I: Friday, August 28 at Emirates Old Trafford (6pm start)

Second T20I: Sunday, August 30 at Emirates Old Trafford (2.30pm start)

Third T20I: Tuesday, September 1 at Emirates Old Trafford (6pm start)