England to play Tests against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in summer 2016

• Three Tests against Sri Lanka in May and June begin at Headingley
• Pakistan arrive in July for four-Test series and five ODIs

England will play three Tests against Sri Lanka and four against Pakistan next summer.

Headingley, the Riverside and Lord’s will host the Tests against Sri Lanka, with the first Test beginning on 19 May. Lord’s then hosts the first Test against Pakistan, with Old Trafford and Edgbaston completing the five-day element of the itinerary.

The fixture list, which also takes in four one-day internationals against each country, is rounded off with a T20 against Pakistan on 7 September.

Tom Harrison, the ECB’s chief executive, said: “Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka will also attract strong support from their own communities in this country which all adds up to another exciting summer of international action played in front of packed houses for all three formats of the game.”

Sri Lanka 2016 tour

8-10 May Three-day match v Essex, Chelmsford

13-15 May Three-day v Leicestershire, Grace Road, Leicester

19-23 May First Test, Headingley

27-31 May Second Test, Durham

9-13 June Third Test, Lord’s

16 June First ODI v Ireland, Ireland venue TBC

18 June Second ODI v Ireland, Ireland venue TBC

21 June First Royal London ODI (day/night), Trent Bridge

24 June Second Royal London ODI (day/night), Edgbaston

26 June Third Royal London ODI, Bristol

29 June Fourth Royal London ODI (day/night), The Oval

2 July 5th Royal London ODI, Swalec, Cardiff

5 July NatWest T20, Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Pakistan 2016 tour

3-5 July three-day match v Somerset, Taunton

8-10 July three-day match v Sussex, Hove

14-18 July First Test, Lord’s

22-26 July Second Test, Old Trafford

29-30 July Two-day match v Worcestershire, New Road, Worcester

3-7 Aug Third Test, Edgbaston

11-15 Aug Fourth Test, The Oval

18 Aug First ODI v Ireland, Ireland venue TBC

20 Aug Second ODI v Ireland, Ireland venue TBC

24 Aug First Royal London ODI (day/night), Ageas Bowl

27 Aug Second Royal London ODI, Lord’s

30 Aug Third Royal London ODI (day/night), Trent Bridge

1 Sept Fourth Royal London ODI (day/night), Headingley

4 Sept Fifth Royal London ODI, Swalec, Cardiff

7 Sept NatWest T20, Old Trafford

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