Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka: Dubai’s first day-night cricket series ready to wow local fans

  • Five-day test match series followed by one day international at Dubai International Stadium
  • Both matches to be played in new day-night format – a first for Sri Lanka
  • Pakistan’s first ODI since winning the Champions Trophy

Cricket fans in the UAE are in for a treat over the next fortnight as two of the world’s best national teams go head-to-head in Dubai.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka will battle it out at the Dubai International Stadium in a five-day test match series before following it with a one day international (ODI). The ODI will be the first time Pakistan has played the one day game since winning the Champions Trophy in June this year. Pakistan fans will get opportunity to witness their star performers to revive memories of victory in Oval against India earlier this year.

The test match will also be in the sport’s new day-night format – a first for Sri Lanka – with the cricket starting at 3 pm before finishing under the lights late in the evening. The series begins on Friday 6 October and will finish on Tuesday 10 October, with ticket prices starting from as low as AED 20.

The players will then have two days’ rest before the ODI game on Friday 13 October, which will also be played in the day-night format starting at 3 pm. Tickets for the ODI at Dubai International Stadium start from AED 50.

Season packages are being introduced for the first time to enjoy both Test Match and ODI matches in one ticket. Season ticket prices starts from AED 90. All tickets can be purchased from Q-tickets.com.

Hospitality packages:

VIP Suites (24 pax) start at AED 9,600 per day for the test series and AED 38,000 for the ODI. They are situated on Level 1 of the Red Zone and occupy prime position in line with the bowler’s arm, ensuring the best view in the house. Packages include a 3 course buffet, outdoor balcony area, fast VIP entrance, flat screen TVs and VIP parking.

Corporate Suites (12 pax) start at AED 4,200 per day for the test series and AED 15,000 for the ODI. They are situated on Level 2 of the Red Zone and boast uninterrupted panoramic views of the ground. Packages include a 3 course buffet, outdoor balcony area, fast VIP entrance, flat screen TVs and VIP parking.