Pakistan to play two warm-up matches in ICC World T20

KARACHI: Pakistan men and women teams will be playing two warm-up matches in Kolkota and Chennai ahead of their ICC World Twenty20 campaign, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday.

Pakistan will play a local side in Kolkata on March 12 and take on defending champion Sri Lanka in their next game at Eden Gardens in Kolkota on March 15. ICC announced the match timings and warm-up schedule of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, which will be staged at eight venues in India from 8 March to 3 April.

The men’s afternoon matches will take place from 1500-18:10, while the evening matches will be played from 19:30-22:40.

The semi-finals and the final will be held from 19:00-22:10. The women’s afternoon matches will be played from 15:30-18:15, while the evening matches will take place from 19:30-22:15.

The semi-finals and the finals, which will be played before the men’s matches, will be played between 14:30-17:15.

Teams taking part in the first round will play their warm-up matches in Dharamsala and Mohali from March 3-6, while sides featuring in the second round will play warm-up matches in Kolkata and Mumbai from March 10-15.

The women’s warm-up matches will take place in Bengaluru and Chennai from March 10-14. Pakistan women team will play their warm-up matches vs New Zealand on March 10 at Chennai and against South Africa on March 12 at same venue.