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Champions Trophy warm-ups revealed

The International Cricket Council has announced the schedule of warm-up matches to be played in the lead-up to the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, which will be staged at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval from June 6-23.

The matches will be played from May 30 to June 4 at the three tournament venues. In line with previous ICC events, none of these matches will carry official ODI status.

On May 30, 2002 winners Sri Lanka take on Pakistan in a day/night fixture at Edgbaston that will start at 1pm.

On June 1, India and Sri Lanka go head to head at Edgbaston in a day fixture that will start at 10:30am. On the same day at Cardiff, defending champions Australia will take on 2004 winner West Indies in a day/night match starting at 1pm.

On June 3, South Africa and Pakistan will lock horns at The Oval from 10:30am.

Then, on June 4, Sri Lanka will square off against West Indies at Edgbaston, while Australia will take on India, both matches starting at 10:30am.

Schedule of Champions Trophy warm-up matches:

Thursday, May 30 - Pakistan v Sri Lanka (day/night), Edgbaston
Saturday, June 1 - India v Sri Lanka, Edgbaston
Saturday, June 1 - Australia v West Indies (day/night), Cardiff Wales Stadium
Monday, June 3 - Pakistan v South Africa, The Oval
Tuesday, June 4 - Sri Lanka v West Indies, Edgbaston
Tuesday, June 4 - Australia v India, Cardiff Wales Stadium

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