Tigers to play India, Pakistan in World Cup warm-up matches

FE Desk Report | Published: February 01, 2019 13:47:15 | Updated: February 04, 2019 15:02:03

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Bangladesh will play Indian and Pakistan h in their warm-up matches leading up to the ICC ODI World Cup starting May 30 in England.

All 10 competing teams will play two official warm-up fixtures ahead of the tournament, which will take place at four venues across England and Wales.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said, "The fixtures will be held over five days between May 24-28, and will be hosted at four of the official Tournament Venues; the Bristol County Ground, Cardiff Wales Stadium, Hampshire Bowl and The Oval."

Bangladesh will take on Pakistan on May 26 at the Cardiff Wales Stadium followed by a game against India on May 28 in Cardiff Wales Stadium, according to the warm-up fixtures.

The warm-up fixtures will be 50-over affairs but will not carry official ODI status as teams would be able field all members of their 15-strong squads during the match.

"These games provide another fantastic opportunity for fans to see world-class players at their local venue and allows the tournament to engage local schools and communities with another chance to get involved with the Cricket World Cup," said World Cup 2019 Managing Director Steve Elworthy.

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