Dubai: The ICC has announced the schedule of warm-up matches to be played in the lead-up to the Champions Trophy from June 6 to 23.
The warm-up matches will be played from May 30 to June 4 at the three tournament venues. In line with previous ICC events, none of these matches will carry official ODI status.
On May 30, Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan in a day/night fixture at Edgbaston. This will be the first of the four warm-up matches, which will be televised live by STAR Sports, ICC's host broadcaster and global broadcast partner.
On June 1, India and Sri Lanka go head to head at Edgbaston in a day fixture. On the same day at Cardiff, defending champion Australia will take on 2004 winner West Indies in a day/night match.
On June 3, South Africa and Pakistan will lock horns at The Oval in a day match.
On June 4, Sri Lanka will square off against the West Indies at Edgbaston, and Australia will take on India.
In addition to the warm-up match, there will be captains' pre-tournament media conferences.
Schedule of warm-up matches:
Thursday, 30 May – Pakistan v Sri Lanka (d/n), Edgbaston
Saturday, 1 June – India v Sri Lanka (d), Edgbaston
Saturday, 1 June – Australia v West Indies (d/n), Cardiff
Monday, 3 June – Pakistan v South Africa (d), The Oval
Tuesday, 4 June – Sri Lanka v West Indies (d), Edgbaston
Tuesday, 4 June – Australia v India (d), Cardiff.