Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan in the first Test at Galle International stadium starting on August 6. © Getty Images

Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan in the first Test at Galle International stadium starting on August 6. © Getty Images

Pakistan will play two Tests and three One-Day Internationals on their tour of Sri Lanka in August, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Friday (May 16).

The tour would being with the first Test in Galle from August 6, Sri Lanka Cricket announced on their website.

The first of the three ODIs, originally not included in Future Tours Programme, but which were agreed to on the sidelines of the International Cricket Council meeting in Dubai in April, will be on August 23.

The PCB said the team would reach Sri Lanka on August 2 and play the first Test in Galle four days later. The second Test will be at P Sara Oval in Colombo from August 14 to 18.

The first one-day will be in Hambantota on August 23 followed by a day-night encounter in Pallekele on August 27, and the third ODI in Colombo on August 30.

Sri Lanka go into the series soon after tours of Ireland and England, and a home series against South Africa. They are then slated to tour New Zealand.

For Pakistan, the tour will be the first under their new management, with Waqar Younis, Mushtaq Ahmed and Grant Flower recently being appointed head coach, spin coach and batting coach respectively.

This will be the fifth series between the two Asian neighbours since Sri Lanka had to cut short a tour of Pakistan after the visitors were attacked by terrorists in Lahore in March 2009.

Pakistan also toured Sri Lanka in 2010 and 2012, while they hosted them in United Arab Emirates in 2011 and earlier this year.

Schedule

First Test: August 6-10 in Galle

Second Test: August 14-18 at P Sara Oval, Colombo

First ODI: August 23 in Hambantota

Second ODI: August 27 in Pallekele

Third ODI: August 30 in Colombo