West Indies women’s team to play three ODIs in Karachi

Karachi’s iconic National Stadium will host the matches. Source: Cricket World.

KARACHI: West Indies women’s cricket team will visit Pakistan to play three One-Day Internationals in November.

Karachi’s iconic National Stadium will host the matches on 8, 11, and 14 November, following which both sides will travel to Zimbabwe for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier to be held from 21 November to 5 December.

This will be Pakistan women’s third bilateral series in 2021 after they toured South Africa in January-February and West Indies in June-July. Stafaine Taylor’s West Indies will arrive in Karachi on 1 November for a reciprocal tour. The top three of the 10 teams will qualify for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022, which will be played in New Zealand.

As part of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s efforts to increase the reach and viewership of the women’s sport, the three ODIs will be live-streamed through PCB’s YouTube channel around the world.

“We are delighted to announce the West Indies women’s tour to Pakistan in November. This will be a great series for the promotion, publicity and growth of women’s cricket in Pakistan, besides also providing both sides excellent opportunity to prepare for the World Cup qualifier,” said PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja in a statement.

“West Indies women’s tour will be followed by their men’s side who will visit Pakistan for three ODIs and three T20Is in December. So, the Pakistan cricket fans can brace for some exciting and entertaining cricket in women’s and men’s cricket later this year.”

The national women’s selection committee – which includes Urooj Mumtaz (the chair) and Asmavia Iqbal – has announced an 18-strong squad for the upcoming three ODIs and the World Cup Qualifier. Batter Javeria Khan will lead the contingent, which has been devised after considering the performances on the last two tours and the recent Pakistan Cup Women’s One-Day.

The national women’s team’s camp for the series will begin from 23 October and will run till 5 November at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre, Karachi. At the conclusion of the camp, the team will shift to the team hotel.

 

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