Sri Lanka Cricket announces Pakistan tour dates

April 29, 2012 (LBO) – Pakistan are due to play three Tests, five one-days and two Twenty20 internationals when they tour Sri Lanka between May 29 and July 13, Sri Lanka Cricket said Sunday. Dave Whatmore’s men are due to play the first of two Twenty20s in the southern town of Hambantota on June 1.

The limited overs series begins in the central town of Pallekele on June 7, where two matches will be played. Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium will host the remaining three one-day games.

The historic southern port city of Galle will host the first Test on June 22, followed by the second on June 30 at Colombo’s Sinhalese Sports Club grounds. The South Asian rivals return to Pallekele for the final Test that starts on July 8.

Sri Lanka and Pakistan last met for a three-match Test series in October 2011 in the UAE, which Pakistan won 1-0. Pakistan last toured Sri Lanka in 2009, when they lost the three-Test series 2-0.

The itinerary as follows:

May 29: Pakistan Team will arrive to Sri Lanka

May 30-31: Rest and practice

June 01: First T20 at the Mahinda Rajapakse International Stadium in Hambantota

June 02: Rest and practice

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