Pakistan women cricketers to tour West Indies
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Pakistan Women will be going to the Caribbean for three T20Is and five ODIs, with their A team set to shadow the senior side for an additional six matches. Antigua will be hosting all the matches as the Pak contingent landed West Indies on June 23, a week before the first T20I.
The ODI series will be played from July 7 to 18. As for the A teams, they will play three T20s, which will be played on the same day and at the same venues as the T20Is, followed by three one-dayers from June 30 to July 16. All matches will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and the Coolidge Cricket Ground.
This will be West Indies Women's first international series at home since the Covid-19 breakout globally. Reports called it the latest step from Cricket West Indies (CWI) in their bid to expand women's cricket in the Caribbean. According to a website, espncricinfo.com, the move comes soon after rookies Qiana Joseph and Kaysia Schultz were offered their first West Indies central contracts, for the 2021-22 season.
"This is a very significant home tour for our women and we are delighted that our counterparts at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have worked with us to arrange these two series despite all the challenges we face with Covid-19,"Jimmy Adams, CWI's director of cricket, said in a media release.
"CWI continues to invest in our international Women' program by hosting extended High-Performance camps between tours, two of which have already been held this year. In addition, the opportunity to host our first-ever 'A' Team Series is brilliant, as it means that our developing players will get the chance to compete against high-quality international opponents and push for selection to the senior team."