ICC Champions Trophy Warm-Up Games Revealed
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the schedule of warm-up matches ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, which will be held from 30th May to 4th June.
The tournament itself gets underway on 6th June and the warm-up matches will be held in the same venues as the competition - The Oval, Edgbaston and the Cardiff Wales Stadium.
The series of games gets underway when 2002 champions Sri Lanka take on Pakistan on 30th May in a day/night fixture at Edgbaston
On 1st June, India play Sri Lanka at Edgbaston while later in the day defending champions Australia play West Indies in Cardiff.
South Africa and Pakistan play at The Oval on 3rd June and 4th June sees Sri Lanka play West Indies at Edgbaston with Australia meeting India.
Hosts England are taking on New Zealand in a three-match ODI series and their games on 31st May, 2nd June and 5th June will serve as final preparation for both sides.
ICC Champions Trophy 2013 warm-up schedule
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
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