Test cricket to return to Sharjah

Updated: 31 August 2011 15:01 IST

Sharjah will host a Test match for the first time in nine years when Pakistan play Sri Lanka in November, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday.

Test cricket to return to Sharjah

Islamabad:

Sharjah will host a Test match for the first time in nine years when Pakistan play Sri Lanka in November, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday.


Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates has not hosted a Test match since Pakistan took on Australia in 2002.

The PCB has allotted the other two Test matches of the series to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Sharjah will also host the fourth one-day international of a five-match series.

Sharjah has hosted 200 ODIs and has been Afghanistan's home ground since 2010.

Pakistan have not hosted any of the world's leading teams since gunmen attacked Sri Lanka's team bus in 2009.

Schedule:

Oct 18-22: First test at Abu Dhabi

Oct 26-30: Second test at Dubai

Nov. 3-7: Third test at Sharjah

Nov. 11: 1st ODI at Dubai

Nov. 14: 2nd ODI at Dubai

Nov. 18: 3rd ODI at Dubai

Nov. 20: 4th ODI at Sharjah

Nov. 23: 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi

Nov. 25: Twenty20 at Abu Dhabi



Topics : Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah New Zealand Pakistan Sri Lanka Cricket
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