England set for extra Windies, Pakistan matches


England are in line to tag on two additional Twenty20 matches against the West Indies to the end of an already packed home season. They are also set to play additional one-day matches away to Pakistan, either in the United Arab Emirates or Sri Lanka, where they face the islanders in two Tests from March until early April next year. The extra West Indies games, which are set to follow home series against both Sri Lanka and India, come in a bid to fulfil broadcast obligations. The ECB face a problem honouring a deal with satellite station Sky, signed in 2008 that is worth some £260 million ($421 million). That was intended to include a Stanford Super Series every November.