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Dubai to host England-Pak T20 cricket matches

England to arrive in Dubai on 14 February before flying to Bangladesh for tour.

England will face Pakistan in two Twenty20 internationals in Dubai ahead of their winter tour to Bangladesh, according to a report.

The BBC reported on Friday that matches will take place at Dubai Sports City and provide an extra chance for England to gel before the ICC World Twenty20 in West Indies in April.

According to BBC Sport, England will arrive in Dubai on 14 February and play the Twenty20 champions before flying to Bangladesh on 21 February.

In Bangladesh, they will play two one-day warm-ups, three one-day internationals, a three-day practice match and two Tests.

On Thursday, England secured a draw in the third cricket test against South Africa.

South Africa will try to push for victory in the final test in Johannesburg starting on January14, to square the series and retain the Basil d'Oliveira Trophy they won in England in 2008.

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