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Pakistan skip warm-up matches for T20 World Cup 2024

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday, unveiled the schedule of the warm-up matches for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 except for former champions Pakistan.

According to the apex cricketing body, a total of 17 teams will feature in the warm-up matches, scheduled to run from May 27 to June 1, including South Africa, who are playing an intra-squad match on the 29th in Florida.

Besides Pakistan and England, New Zealand will also miss the warm-up matches while inaugural champions India will only play one warm-up match against Bangladesh on June 1, the venue of which will be decided in due course.

For the unversed, Pakistan and England are poised to engage in a four-match T20I series, scheduled to begin on May 22 and will conclude on May 30, just a couple of days before the commencement of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

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The 16 warm-up matches will be held across the United States of America (USA) and Trinidad and Tobago at Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Texas, Broward County Stadium in Florida, Queen’s Park Oval and Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad and Tobago.

These warm-up fixtures will be 20 overs per side and will not have international T20 status, allowing teams to field all members of their 15-player squad.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Warm-up Fixtures

Monday 27 May
Canada v Nepal, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas
Oman v Papua New Guinea, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago
Namibia v Uganda, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago

Tuesday 28 May
Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida
Bangladesh v USA, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas
Australia v Namibia, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago

Wednesday 29 May
South Africa intra-squad, Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida
Afghanistan v Oman, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago

Thursday 30 May
Nepal v USA, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas
Scotland v Uganda, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago
Netherlands v Canada, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas
Namibia v Papua New Guinea, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago
West Indies v Australia, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago

Friday 31 May
Ireland v Sri Lanka, Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida
Scotland v Afghanistan, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago

Saturday 1 June
Bangladesh v India, Venue TBC USA

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