Cricket Pakistan Home Season Matches Announced

Cricket Matches Pakistan home season: Tests against Bangladesh, England West Indies Announced, In a throwback to the ODI format of the 1990s and early 2000s,

Jul 6, 2024 - 12:09
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In a throwback to the ODI format of the 1990s and early 2000s, Pakistan is set to host New Zealand and South Africa for a short tri-series featuring three round-robin games and a final. While associate countries actively play trilateral series and quadrangular tournaments, multi-national tournaments outside of ICC events are a rarity among full-member countries. The tri-series is just a sample of what the 2024-25 season will hold for Pakistan. They will host Bangladesh, England and West Indies for Tests before the said tri-series.

After home commitments are completed, Pakistan will play Australia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. While the tours Down Under and Zimbabwe are white-ball tours with three ODIs and as many T20Is, the South Africa tour will also include two Tests. Pakistan's home season is scheduled to begin with a two-match Test series against Bangladesh from August 21 and a three-Test series against England in October. This will be followed by an away tour followed by a tri-series in February 2025 as a precursor to the Champions Trophy which Pakistan is hosting.

PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi was upbeat about Pakistan's upcoming season and hoped that the schedule would help boost the national team's competitiveness across all formats. "It was very important for us to finalize, lock and announce our 2024-25 domestic international cricket season now. This ensures that men's cricket team management and PCB events staff have enough time to prepare, plan and deliver these series. There are very high expectations and standards, showcasing Pakistan as an outstanding cricketing nation and the PCB as a fully professional organization.

"By announcing the full schedule of home international matches, we invite and encourage our ardent local and traveling cricket fans to plan their vacation. They will not only be entertained with some exciting and intense cricket, but will also get a chance to explore the beautiful country, who has a lot to offer," said Naqvi.

"These series are an important part of our strategy to strengthen Pakistan's position in international cricket and ensure long-term sustainability for the sport in our country. Through the 2024-25 domestic international cricket season, the PCB aims to promote, grow and develop the game. Attract new fans and visitors. Through this series is an excellent opportunity to leverage commercially and maximize revenue, which will be reinvested in player welfare, infrastructure development and raising the profile of our domestic and women's cricket.

"The tour of five top cricket-playing nations in the run-up to the ICC Champions Trophy 2025, and seven countries participating in the event in due course over the next eight months, also highlights Pakistan's position and stature in international cricket. We deeply appreciate the participation of these teams and players, who are on our grounds. will bring immense talent and competitive spirit,” added the PCB chairman.

Bangladesh in Pakistan (Two Tests)

21-25 August - First Test, Rawalpindi

30 August-3 September - Second Test, Karachi

England in Pakistan (Three Tests)

7-11 October - First Test, Multan

15-19 October - Second Test, Karachi

24-28 October - Third Test, Rawalpindi

West Indies in Pakistan (Two Tests)

16-20 January - First Test, Karachi

24-28 January - Second Test, Multan

New Zealand and South Africa in Pakistan (ODI tri-series)

8 February - Pakistan v New Zealand, Multan

10 February - New Zealand v South Africa, Multan

12 February - Pakistan v South Africa, Multan

14 February - Final, Multan

ICC Champions Trophy 2025 (Schedule to be announced by the ICC; participating teams are: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa)

19 February - Opening match

9 March - Final

SCHEDULE OF PAKISTAN'S AWAY INTERNATIONAL MATCHES IN 2024-25:

Pakistan to Australia (three ODIs, three T20Is)

4 November - First ODI, Melbourne

8 November - Second ODI, Adelaide

10 November - Third ODI, Perth

14 November - First T20I, Brisbane

16 November - Second T20I, Sydney

18 November - Third T20I, Hobart

Pakistan to Zimbabwe (three ODIs, three T20Is)

24 November - First ODI, Bulawayo

26 November - Second ODI, Bulawayo

28 November - Third ODI, Bulawayo

1 December - First T20I, Bulawayo

3 December - Second T20I, Bulawayo

5 December - Third T20I, Bulawayo

Pakistan to South Africa (Three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests)

10 December - First T20I, Durban

13 December - Second T20I, Centurion

14 December - Third T20I, Johannesburg

17 December - First ODI, Paarl

19 December - Second ODI, Cape Town

22 December - Third ODI, Johannesburg

26-30 December - First Test, Centurion

3-7 January - Second Test, Cape Town

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