London: Pakistan's Champions Trophy warm-up against Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Thursday. With persistent rain soaking the Birmingham area, the umpires held a series of pitch inspections at Edgbaston to test the conditions, but the day-night fixture had to be called off.
Pakistan's last chance to practice before the tournament comes against South Africa at The Oval on Monday. The next warm-up fixtures for the Champions Trophy are on Saturday, with India versus Sri Lanka at Edgbaston and Australia against the West Indies in Cardiff.
The Champions Trophy runs from June 6 to June 23 and features two groups of four teams, with the top two in each pool progressing to the semi-finals. Hosts England are in Group A with Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. India, Pakistan, South Africa and the West Indies are in Group B.
10:17 PM, May 30, 2013