On Thursday, it was announced that West Indies women will tour Pakistan in November ahead of the ODI World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe that will be played from November 21 to December 5. The two teams will play a three match ODI series between November 8 and November 14 at the National Stadium in Karachi.
West Indies Women tour Pakistan, 2021
|November 8, 2021||10.30am||1st ODI||
National Stadium, Karachi
|November 11, 2021||10.30am||2nd ODI|
|November 14, 2021||10.30am||3rd ODI|
Pakistan had toured West Indies in June this year to play a three-match T20I series and five-match ODI series. West Indies had won the T20I series 2-1 and ODI series 3-2.
Johnny Grave, Cricket West Indies’ CEO, said, “West Indies’ visit to Pakistan this time would serve as ideal preparation in different conditions ahead of the Qualifiers. 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 higher-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 West Indies women’s team is currently in Antigua for a high-performance training camp as part of their preparation for the World Cup Qualifiers. The top three teams out of a total of 10 teams will qualify for the ICC World Cup in New Zealand next year.
With respect to the security measures to be provided by Pakistan for the West Indies side, after the New Zealand and England’s men’s teams and England Women, recently pulled out of their Pakistan tours, Grave said, “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,” Grave said. “Independent security advisors, Eastern Star International (ESI) have confirmed to both CWI and WIPA [West Indies Players’ Association] 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.”
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