Sabina Park to host WI vs Pakistan first Test

January 12, 2017
Cricket fans at Sabina Park.

Sabina Park in Kingston will host the first Test when Pakistan visit the West Indies for a three-match series in March.
    In a release yesterday, the West Indies Cricket  Board (WICB) said the West Indies and Pakistan Cricket Boards have agreed to play three Tests, three One-Day-Internationals (ODI) and two Twenty20 matches in the Caribbean from Monday, March 27 to Monday, May 15.

The tour is scheduled to start in the twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago and end in Dominica. 

The twenty20 matches are scheduled for T&T; the three ODIs in Guyana, then the teams will travel to Jamaica, Barbados and Dominica for each of the Test matches.

Manager of operations for the WICB, Roland Holder, thinks this series will offer the home team an additional opportunity in the busy cricket year “to improve its ranking. Any series against Pakistan always poses an interesting contest for the West Indies.”
   A three-day warm-up match, set to start on April 15, will also be played at the Trelawny Stadium, ahead of the April 22-26 first Test. 

Schedule

Friday, March 31               1st T20                    Queen’s Park Oval
Sunday, April 2                  2nd T20                   Queen’s Park Oval
Friday, April 7                    1st ODI                    Guyana National Stadium
Sunday, April 9                  2nd ODI                   Guyana National Stadium
Tuesday, April 11              3rd ODI                   Guyana National Stadium
Saturday, April 15-17              3-Day Match           Trelawny Stadium
Friday, April 22-26                  1st Test                   Sabina Park
Sunday, April 30-May                  2nd Test                  Kensington Oval
Wednesday, May 10          3rd Test                   Windsor Park

Both teams met in a three-test series in Dubai last October, Pakistan won that series 2-1. 

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