England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Thursday, confirmed England Women team’s maiden Pakistan tour. The England Women team will travel to Pakistan for a limited-overs series comprising two T20I double-headers and three ODIs in October.
The tour will take place alongside England Men team’s white-ball tour.
All the matches of the October tour will be held at the Karachi National Stadium, with the T20I to be played first. The T20Is will commence on October 14, while the ODIs will commence on October 18.
“The England Women’s cricket team has never toured Pakistan before so this is another important step in our history and journey,” Clare Connor, ECB Managing Director of Women’s Cricket said.
“Not only will this be a cricket tour that provides a valuable competitive opportunity to both teams, but it should also serve as another powerful and positive message as we drive forward our equality ambitions for more women and girls to derive empowerment through the sport,” she further added.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive Wasim Khan expressing his delight over the announcement said, “World champions England accompanying their men’s side for their first-ever tour to Karachi is an extremely powerful and strong announcement for Pakistan, our women’s cricketers as well as for the global sport,”
“Women’s T20Is taking place before the men’s matches at the iconic National Stadium will mean more eyeballs will follow these matches than ever before… the three ODIs against the world champions will assist the Pakistan women’s side to access, gauge and fine-tune their ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 preparations as they aim to produce improved performances than in the past.”
ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 is slated to be held in New Zealand in April next year.
Fixtures for the Pakistan tour