Windies to play Pakistan in first day-night Test

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August 27, 2016
West Indies' bowler Miguel Cummins (left) celebrates with teammate West Indies' Jermaine Blackwood taking the wicket of India's Lokesh Rahul during day four of their third cricket Test match at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St. Lucia, on August 12. The west Indies will play Pakistan in a day/night Test in October. (AP Photo)

DUBAI, CMC:

West Indies will play Pakistan in their first day-night Test with a pink ball in Dubai in October, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). West Indies will also play a day-night tour match against PCB Patrons XI between October 7 and October 9 in Sharjah to prepare for the day-night Test, the first in the three-match series.

The first Tests starts October 13 while Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, will host the second and third Tests from October 21 and October 30 respectively.

West Indies tour of the United Arab Emirates starts September 23 and comprises three T20 Internationals, three One Day Internationals and three Tests.

The first two T20s will be played September 23 and 24 in Dubai while Abu Dhabi will host the third one September 27.

The PCB says the ODI series will be played between September 30 and October 5, with Sharjah and Abu Dhabi listed as venues.

In addition to the day-night tour game, West Indies are scheduled to play two tour matches - a T20 and a two-day game - against an England Cricket Board (ECB) XI at the ICC Academy in Dubai.

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