ECB confirm dates for Pakistan and Ireland tour to England

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England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed that they will host Ireland for a three match One Day International series between the end of July and the beginning of August. All three games are to be played at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Hampshire.

International Cricket is set to kick off two days later, with the Test series between England and West Indies to start this Wednesday. The Ireland series is set to commence just two days after the conclusion of the Test series.

The ECB also confirmed the exact dates of Pakistan’s tour of England that will consist of three Tests and three T20Is. All nine fixtures confirmed across the two tours will be held at either the Ageas Bowl or the Emirates Old Trafford ground in Manchester.

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While no dates have been formally announced, the ECB reiterated their desire for England women to host a tri-series against India and South Africa at some point this summer. All international cricket this summer will be played behind closed doors.

Here is the fixture list of the One Day International series between England and Ireland:
1st ODI: Thursday 30 July, The Ageas Bowl (2.00pm BST)
2nd ODI: v Saturday 1 August, The Ageas Bowl (2.00pm BST)
3rd ODI: v Tuesday 4 August, The Ageas Bowl (2.00pm BST)

And here is the entire schedule for Pakistan’s tour of England:
1st Test: 5-9 August, Emirates Old Trafford (11.00am BST)
2nd Test: 13-17 August, The Ageas Bowl (11.00am BST)
3rd Test: 21-25 August, The Ageas Bowl (11.00am BST)
1st T20I v Pakistan: Friday 28 August, Emirates Old Trafford (6.00pm BST)
2nd T20I v Pakistan: Sunday 30 August, Emirates Old Trafford (2.30pm BST)
3rd T20I v Pakistan: Tuesday 1 September, Emirates Old Trafford (6.00pm BST)