Windies Cricket on Thursday announced that the West Indies Women team will be touring Pakistan for a three-match One-Day Internationals (ODIs) series from November 8 to 14. It will be the first tour of the West Indies Women to Pakistan since January 2019 when they travelled to the Asian country for three T20 Internationals in Karachi.
The West Indies Women will arrive in Pakistan on November 1 for the ODI series, which is set to be staged at the National Stadium in Karachi.
It will be the third bilateral series for the team in 2021. They previously hosted Pakistan and South Africa this summer. The West Indies players are currently in Antigua for a High-Performance training camp, which forms the pathway for the team’s preparation for the upcoming Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.
CWI’s CEO, Johnny Grave said, “This reciprocal tour to Pakistan is an important part of our preparation plans ahead of the World Cup qualifying tournament that is scheduled to take place in Zimbabwe in mid-November. This tour to Pakistan will give the team the chance to play in different conditions compared to the Caribbean and have more high-level competitive cricket ahead of aiming to secure one of the three qualifying spots available for the Women’s Cricket World Cup next year.”
“The security plan arranged by the PCB is the same high level that the West Indies Men’s and Women’s teams received when they last toured Pakistan in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Independent security advisors, Eastern Star International (ESI) have confirmed to both CWI and WIPA that they are satisfied that the risk is manageable and can be mitigated to an acceptable level of safety. We will now take a final recommendation to our Board of Directors before the Selection Panel confirms the squad.”
The West Indies Women will depart for Zimbabwe following the completion of the ODI Series for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers set to take place between November 21 and December 5. They will be among the ten teams contesting to bag one of three qualifying places for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in February 2022.
FULL MATCH SCHEDULE
1st ODI – November 8 at National Stadium, Karachi
2nd ODI – November 11 at National Stadium, Karachi
3rd ODI –November 14 at National Stadium, Karachi