England eves’ maiden Pakistan tour in October: PCB

The England women’s cricket team will tour Pakistan for the first time ever in history in October to play five limited over internationals, the Pakistan’s cricket board (PCB) has announced.

Led by Heather Knight, England, the defending women’s ODI World Cup champions, is slated to play two T20I matches followed by three ODIs against the host.

The matches will be held between October 10-22 at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.

The PCB said they were also scheduling a four-team domestic ODI tournament in September to give the players enough match practice before the women’s World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe later this year.

“We have not only planned quality-based competitive domestic tournaments, but also a major team such as England Women, will also be touring the country for the first ever time,” Urooj Mumtaz, the chairperson women’s selection committee said.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we could only organise a T20 event in Rawalpindi last season. But this year we are scheduled to hold both One-Day and T20 events, including the addition of an Under-19 T20 tournament into our domestic calendar.”

Meanwhile, the PCB is also in discusiion with another International Cricket Council (ICC) member for an ODI women’s series before the team departs for the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

News Desk

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