In what comes as good news for Pakistan fans, the England women’s team is all set to travel to Pakistan for the first time. The itinerary for this historic tour includes two T20Is on October 14 and 15 and three ODI’s on October 18, 20 and 22. All the games are set to be played at the National Stadium in Karachi.
The tour will run alongside the England men’s tour and the first two T20I’s will be double-headers. The England men’s team will themselves make their first visit to Pakistan after 16 years when they play two T20I’s.
A delighted Clare Connor, the ECB’s managing director of women’s cricket, said, “The England Women’s cricket team has never toured Pakistan before so this is another important step in our history and journey. Not only will this be a cricket tour that provides a valuable competitive opportunity to both teams, but it should also serve as another powerful and positive message as we drive forward our equality ambitions for more women and girls to derive empowerment through the sport.”
“I was in Pakistan last year and I know the impact that a women’s tour such as this can have and how memorable an experience it will be for our players and staff.”
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Confident that the women’s tour will open up opportunities in the future and contribute to promoting women’s cricket in Pakistan, PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said, “World champions England accompanying their men’s side for their first-ever tour to Karachi is an extremely powerful and strong announcement for Pakistan, our women cricketers as well as for the global sport.”
“This announcement reflects the confidence, trust, and relationship the PCB enjoys with the England and Wales Cricket Board. Women’s T20Is taking place before the men’s matches at the iconic National Stadium will mean more eyeballs will follow these matches than ever before.”
“This is a great opportunity for the PCB to showcase the image and profile of women’s cricket and is a chance for the cricketers to demonstrate their talent and skills, and play their part in attracting, inspiring and motivating the next generation of women cricketers so that they can also fall in love with this great sport.”
SCHEDULE of England Women’s Tour of Pakistan
14 October: 1st T20I, National Stadium, Karachi
15 October: 2nd T20I, National Stadium, Karachi
18 October: 1st ODI, National Stadium, Karachi
20 October: 2nd ODI, National Stadium, Karachi
22 October: 3rd ODI, National Stadium, Karachi
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