Pakistan in India 2004-05 February 20, 2005

Pakistan tour itinerary finalised

Cricinfo staff

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced a finalised itinerary for the forthcoming Pakistan tour of India. The first Test will be played at Mohali from March 8-12, the second at Kolkata 16-20, and the final Test at Bangalore from 24-28. The Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed to this schedule.

The Pakistan team is set to arrive in India on February 28, a delay of three days from the original schedule. They will play a warm-up match against the Board President's XI in the northern town of Dharamshala, in a three-day first class match (March 3-5). They then play the three Tests.

Following the Test series the Pakistan team plays a one-day warm-up match in Hyderabad (March 30) and then sets its sights on a six-ODI series. The ODIs will be played at Cochin (April 2), Vishakapatnam (April 5), Jamshedpur (April 9), Ahmedabad (April 12), Kanpur (April 15), and Delhi (April 17). The Pakistan team then leave India on April 18.