Thursday 10 September 2009 

ICC Confirms Champions Trophy Warm-Up Schedule

ICC Confirms Champions Trophy Warm-Up Schedule
ICC Confirms Champions Trophy Warm-Up Schedule
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the schedule of warm-up matches ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy which begins on 22nd September in South Africa.

Only England and Australia, who will only finish a bilateral One-Day International series on 20th September, will not play warm-up matches prior to the tournament getting underway.

The two dates for the warm-up matches are Friday, 18th September, and Sunday, 20th September.

On Friday, South Africa play the West Indies in Potchefstroom, Pakistan meet Sri Lanka in Benoni and New Zealand play South African domestic franchise the Chevrolet Warriors in Pretoria.

On Sunday, New Zealand meet India in Potchefstroom, Pakistan play the Warriors in Benoni and Sri Lanka meet the West Indies in Pretoria.

Matches at Potchefstroom and Benoni will be day/night affairs while Pretoria will host day matches only.

Friday, 18th September:

South Africa v West Indies, Potchefstroom
Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Benoni
New Zealand v Warriors, Pretoria

Sunday, 20th September

New Zealand v India, Potchefstroom
Pakistan v Warriors, Benoni
Sri Lanka v West Indies, Pretoria

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