WI vs PAK: Pakistan will host West Indies for the three-match T20I series in 2023, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Wednesday. The white-ball series was announced during the 67th BoG meeting of PCB in Karachi held on December 21 (Tuesday).
During the meeting PCB chairman, Ramiz Raja highlighted that the three-match home series against West Indies in 2023 will be the build-up of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2023. The 2023 series will be the third time West Indies will fly to Pakistan for a bilateral series within the 12-months period.
“West Indies will play three Twenty20 Internationals in the build-up to the HBL Pakistan Super League 2023. The West Indies team is already scheduled to play ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League ODIs in June 2022 to make up for the postponed December 2021 matches due to an increased number of Covid-19 cases in their side.” PCB said in a statement.
West Indies will tour Pakistan in June 2022 for the ODI series, part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. The series will be the compensation for the December 2021 series which was postponed owing to rising COVID-19 cases in the Caribbean islands.
Both the teams recently engaged in a three-match T20I series held in Karachi which Pakistan won comprehensively by 3-0 against the second string of West Indies side.
Earlier this week, PCB had confirmed that the New Zealand team will tour Pakistan twice between 2022-23 for two bilateral series, one to compensate for the abandoned series when NZ left Pakistan citing security concerns.
Packed home season for Pakistan
Pakistan has a jam-packed home season lined for 2022 and it is set to host some Australia for three Tests, as many ODIs and one-off T20I during March-April in 2022. Then the country will host West Indies for three ODIs in June, followed by seven T20Is against England in September and three Tests in December 2022. The country will also host 50-over Asia Cup and ICC Champions Trophy in 2023 and 2025 respectively.