Eng-Pak set for clash in UAE
England's Test captain Andrew Strauss (File)
Lahore - Pakistan on Thursday announced a complete programme of thier series against top-ranked Test team England, to be played in the United Arab Emirates in January-February.
The series, which is played in UAE because Pakistan cannot stage games on home soil over security fears, consists of three Tests, four one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals.
Pakistan will also host Sri Lanka in the UAE for three Tests, five one-dayers and one Twenty20 international in October-November this year.
England, who recently deposed India from the top of the world Test rankings, will play their first Test series world No 1 against Pakistan from January 17 in Dubai.
The second Test will be in Abu Dhabi (January 25-29) before the two teams return to Dubai (February 3-7) for the third and final Test.
Jan 3 - England team arrive
Jan 17-21 - 1st Test - Dubai
Jan 25-29 - 2nd Test - Abu Dhabi
Feb 3-7 - 3rd Test - Dubai
Feb 13 - 1st one-day - Abu Dhabi
Feb 15 - 2nd one-day - Abu Dhabi
Feb 18 - 3rd one-day - Dubai
Feb 21 - 4th one-day - Dubai
Feb 23 - 1st Twenty20 - Dubai
Feb 25 - 2nd Twenty20 - Dubai
Feb 27 - 3rd Twenty20 - Abu Dhabi