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Pakistan vs West Indies 2016 series schedule announced

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced complete schedule for the series against West Indies beginning in September at United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The series will be played from September 23 to November 3.

Arriving next month in UAE, the West Indian team would play three Twenty20 internationals, three one-day and and as many Tests during one and a half month long tour.

The highlight of the series would be the day-night Test in Dubai in October.

PCB thought of the idea of a day-night Test after they agreed to play one in Australia.

But, West Indies were reluctant to indulge themselves in a pink ball Test until Pakistan board assured them of allowing to practice under lights with pink ball.

PCB, in a statement announced that “We will host its first ever day-night Test match from October 13-17 to be played with the pink ball under lights at the Dubai cricket stadium.”

The board  had also offered to host the Twenty20s in Pakistan, but the West Indies declined the offer due to security fears.

Schedule:

20-September WI v ECB XI warm-up T20 Dubai

Twenty20s

23-September 1st T20 Dubai

24-Septemeber 2nd T20 Dubai

27-September 3rd T20 Abu Dhabi

One Day Internationals

30-Septemeber 1st one-day International – D/N Sharjah

02-October 2nd one-day International – D/N Sharjah

3-4 October WI v ECB XI two-day warm-up match Dubai

05-October 3rd one-day International – D/N Abu Dhabi

07-9 October 3-day match – WI Vs. PCB Patrons XI – D/N Sharjah

Tests

13-17 October 1st Test Match – D/N Dubai

21-25 October 2nd Test Match Abu Dhabi

30-October-3 November 3rd Test Match Sharjah