Pakistan to face England and Afghanistan in T20 WC warm-up matches

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DUBAI: Pakistan will play warm-up matches against England and Afghanistan at the Gabba on October 17 and October 19 respectively as the the ICC today announced warm-up fixtures for all 16 teams of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

First Round teams will commence their preparations in Melbourne, with matches split between the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Junction Oval from 10-13 October, the ICC said today in a statement.

Teams starting in the Super 12 stage will play all warm-up fixtures over two match days in Brisbane on October 17 and 19. These matches will be played at The Gabba and Allan Border Field.

The first warm-up fixture will feature two-time champions West Indies against United Arab Emirates at Junction Oval on 10 October, with each of the First Round teams to play two warm-up matches each.

Hosts Australia will play their only official warm-up fixture against India on 17 October at The Gabba. In addition to Australia, world number one India will face New Zealand on 19 October, also at The Gabba.

Warm-up fixtures will not be open to spectators, however the four warm-up matches at The Gabba on 17 and 19 October will be broadcast live by the ICC’s Global Broadcast Partner Star Sports. Also, the ICC digital channels will feature live scores and match highlights for all matches.

“As per previous ICC events, the warm-up fixtures will not carry official T20 International status,” the ICC clarified.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 begins on October 16 when Sri Lanka faces Namibia at Kardinia Park Stadium in Geelong.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up fixtures (All times are local):

10 Oct – West Indies v UAE, Junction Oval, 11h00
10 Oct – Scotland v Netherlands, Junction Oval, 15h00
10 Oct – Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, MCG, 19h00
11 Oct – Namibia v Ireland, MCG, 19h00
12 Oct – West Indies v Netherlands, MCG, 19h00
13 Oct – Zimbabwe v Namibia, Junction Oval, 11h00
13 Oct – Sri Lanka v Ireland, Junction Oval, 15h00
13 Oct – Scotland v UAE, MCG, 19h00
17 Oct – Australia v India, The Gabba, 14h00
17 Oct – New Zealand v South Africa , Allan Border Field, 14h00
17 Oct – England v Pakistan, The Gabba, 18h00
17 Oct – Afghanistan v Bangladesh, Allan Border Field, 18h00
19 Oct – Afghanistan v Pakistan, The Gabba , 13h00
19 Oct – Bangladesh v South Africa, Allan Border Field, 18h00
19 Oct – New Zealand v India, The Gabba, 18h00

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