Worcestershire CCC can look forward to another mouth-watering tour match next summer – with Pakistan visiting New Road at the end of July.
The County will play host to a two-day fixture on July 29 and 30 in between England's second and third Investec Test matches with Pakistan.
It will be the third prestigious match involving Worcestershire and the one of the touring sides during the past four seasons.
In 2013 Australia visited New Road for a four-day fixture and in May of this year New Zealand gained a thrilling 15 run success over Daryl Mitchell's side – a game in which Ross Whiteley scored a memorable century.
Pakistan are the tourists during the second half of the 2016 campaign and they will play four Tests, five ODIs and a T20I.
During the first half of the summer, England will take on Sri Lanka in three Tests, five ODIs and a T20I.
Interest in next summer’s international programme has been heightened by England’s recent Ashes triumph and the home side will have an early sight of one half of next summer’s opposition when they take on Pakistan in the UAE this autumn.
Pakistan will be touring this country for the first time since 2010 and before that England seeking to avenge last year’s 1-0 Investec Test series defeat and 3-2 Royal London ODI series defeat against the Sri Lankans.
ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison said: “Alastair Cook was absolutely right to acknowledge the contribution of England’s fans to our Ashes success.
"They have been unwavering in their support this summer and we would urge as many as possible to return to our international venues next summer – and get behind our men’s and women’s teams in large numbers once again.
”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.”
2016 –Tour Dates
Sun 8-Tue 10 May 3-day v Essex Chelmsford
Fri 13-Sun 15 May 3-day v Leicestershire Grace Rd, Leicester
Thu 19-Mon 23 May 1st Investec Test Headingley
Fri 27-Tue 31 May 2nd Investec Test Emirates DurhamICG
Thu 9-Mon 13 June 3rd Investec Test Lord’s
Thu 16 June 1st ODI v Ireland Ireland venue tbc
Sat 18 June 2nd ODI v Ireland Ireland venue tbc
Tue 21 June 1st Royal London ODI D/N Trent Bridge
Fri 24 June 2nd Royal London ODI D/N Edgbaston
Sun 26 June 3rd Royal London ODI Bristol
Wed 29 June 4th Royal London ODI D/N Kia Oval
Sat 2 July 5th Royal London ODI SSE SWALEC, Cardiff
Tue 5 July NatWest IT20 (f) The Ageas Bowl
Sun 3-Tue 5 July 3-day v Somerset Taunton
Fri 8-Sun 10 July 3-day v Sussex Hove
Thu 14-Mon 18 July 1st Investec Test Lord’s
Fri 22-Tue 26 July 2nd Investec Test Emirates Old Trafford
Fri 29-Sat 30 July 2-day v Worcestershire New Rd, Worcester
Wed 3-Sun 7 Aug 3rd Investec Test Edgbaston
Thu 11-Mon 15 Aug 4th Investec Test Kia Oval
Thu 18 Aug 1st ODI v Ireland Ireland venue tbc
Sat 20 Aug 2nd ODI v Ireland Ireland venue tbc
Wed 24 Aug 1st Royal London ODI D/N The Ageas Bowl
Sat 27 Aug 2nd Royal London ODI Lord’s
Tue 30 Aug 3rd ODI D/N Trent Bridge
Thu 1 Sept 4th Royal London ODI D/N Headingley
Sun 4 Sept 5th Royal London ODI SSE SWALEC, Cardiff
Wed 7 Sept NatWest IT20 (f) Emirates Old Trafford