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West Indies to tour Pakistan for three T20Is, as many ODIs in December

  • Agence France-Presse
  • November 4th, 2021
  • 23:00:23 IST

Karachi: Pakistan on Thursday confirmed the West Indies cricket team will tour the South Asian nation in December as international play resumes there following cancellations by New Zealand and England over safety and player welfare concerns.

New Zealand abandoned a tour last month minutes before the start of their first one-day international in Rawalpindi, citing a security alert.

West Indies have lost both of their two matches so far in the World Cup. AP Photo

It will be the West Indies' first tour of Pakistan since April 2018 when they played three T20 internationals. AP

A week later, England withdrew their men's and women's teams from Pakistan declaring the tour could affect the players' mental and physical health under COVID-19 restrictions.

But the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Thursday the West Indies have agreed to tour for three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches.

"PCB confirms West Indies will play three Twenty20 Internationals and as many Men's Cricket World Cup Super League matches at the National Stadium in Karachi from 13–22 December," a release from the board said.

It will be the West Indies' first tour of Pakistan since April 2018 when they played three T20 internationals.

The two-time 50-over world champions will be playing ODIs in Pakistan for the first time since December 2006.

A delighted PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said he hoped the series would open the way for a tour by Australia, who have not visited Pakistan since 1998 due to security threats.

"After missing out on home internationals in September and October, the West Indies tour will formally kick off an exciting and entertaining season in Pakistan with Pakistan Super League 2022 and Australia's first full series to follow," Raja is quoted as saying in the release.

Raja added that he hoped the government would allow the maximum crowds as COVID-19 restrictions were being relaxed.

The West Indies will arrive on 9 December and play all the matches in Karachi, with T20 internationals on 13, 14 and 16 December. The ODIs will be played on 18, 20 and 22 December.

Schedule:

9 December: West Indies arrive in Karachi

13 December: First T20 international, Karachi

14 December: Second T20 international, Karachi

16 December: Third T20 international, Karachi

18 December: First one-day international, Karachi

20 December: Second one-day international, Karachi

22 December: Third one-day international, Karachi

23 December: Departure

 

Updated Date: November 04, 2021 23:00:23 IST

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