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Pakistan to play against Ireland and Netherlands before touring England

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team will play a limited-overs series against Ireland and Netherlands next year before their tour of England.

Pakistan is scheduled to tour England in July-August next, however, before that, Pakistan will play a T20 and one-day international (ODI) series against Ireland and Netherlands.

Sources said an official announcement for the series will be made soon.

According to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson, because the team will be travelling to England for a Test and T20 series, a suitable time to play against these teams [Ireland and Netherlands] has been found.

Pakistan will play three ODIs against the Netherlands and will then play two T20s against Ireland. Both the series will be played in July.

Pakistan will play its first Test against England on July 30 at Lords. The second and third Tests will be played on August 7 and August 20, while the three T20 matches will be played on August 29, 31 and September 2.

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.