Sri Lanka vs Pakistan (1st Cricket Test Match series) 2013-2014
Event Location: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City
Event Sector: Sports
Time period: 31st December 2013 to 4th January 2014
The Sri Lankan cricket team will face Pakistani team at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium this December for a series of test matches, which would conclude in January 2014.
The Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2013 Bilateral Series forms part of Future Cricket Tour Programs (FTP) prepared by International Cricket Council (ICC). The bilateral series includes three tests, five ODIs, two Twenty20s. The series, the second bilateral match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the UAE, will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
The T20s and ODIs will be played before the tests. The T20s will be played on 11th and 13th December in Dubai. The last two ODIs will be played in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan will meet Afghanistan in a T20 match prior to the start of the Sri Lanka series, although the match venue is yet to be announced.
The first Test is scheduled for 31st December in Dubai, while Sharjah and Abu Dhabi will host the second and third tests which will be from 8th January to 16th January at Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
Following the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in March 2009 at Lahore, Pakistan has been forced to play their home series overseas. UAE has been their preferred venue.
The scheduled match itinerary is given below:
1st T20I: December 11, Dubai
2nd T20I: December 13, Dubai
1st ODI: December 18, Sharjah
2nd ODI: December 20, Dubai
3rd ODI: December 22, Sharjah
4th ODI: December 25, Abu Dhabi
5th ODI: December 27, Abu Dhabi
1st Test: December 31-January 4, Dubai
2nd Test: January 8-12, Abu Dhabi
3rd Test: January 16-20, Sharjah
The admission tickets are priced as follows: Orange Zone (Dh.40), Green Zone (Dh.50), Purple Zone (Dh.70), International Zone (Dh.100), Red Zone – Premium (Dh.150), Red Zone – Platinum – (Dh.250), Corporate Lounge (Dh.1400) and VIP Lounge – Dh.1600.
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