CWI press forward with Pakistan white-ball collection


ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) has pressed forward with the white-ball tour of Pakistan in a large increase for the south Asian nation, within the wake of high-profile pull-outs by England and New Zealand over safety issues.

The regional governing physique stated Thursday West Indies will play three Twenty20 internationals and three One-Day Internationals in Karachi from December 13-22, and would proceed “to watch the safety scenario in Pakistan” by way of Unbiased safety advisors, Jap Star Worldwide (ESI).

A safety consultant from ESI will accompany the squad all through the tour. West Indies and Pakistan set to resume their rivalry in Karachi.

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“In the present day we now have confirmed the main points for the West Indies males’s white ball tour of Pakistan in December,” stated CWI chief govt, Johnny Grave.

“CWI want to thank the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and our personal cricket operations, medical and safety groups for the work that has gone into the group of this tour.

“West Indies and Pakistan have at all times delivered thrilling collection and we’re wanting ahead to visiting Pakistan to finish what has been a busy and momentous 12 months of cricket within the gentle of the continued challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The tour begins a brand new cycle of T20I cricket, constructing in direction of subsequent 12 months’s ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. The ODIs even have nice significance as West Indies look to earn extra factors in direction of securing qualification for the ICC Males’s ODI Cricket World Cup in India in 2023.”

England’s women and men had been scheduled to tour Pakistan final month however the England and Wales Cricket Board cited “growing issues about travelling to the area” as they pulled the plug on each collection.

New Zealand Cricket stated it had deserted the September tour as a consequence of “an escalation within the New Zealand authorities risk ranges for Pakistan”.

West Indies are scheduled to reach in Karachi on December 9 earlier than going through the hosts in three T20 Internationals from December 13-16 and one other three One-Day Internationals from December 18-22.

West Indies Ladies are at present on a three-match ODI tour of Pakistan which runs from November 8-14.

ITINERARY

December 13 – 1st T20I, Karachi

December 14 – 2nd T20I, Karachi

December 16 – third T20I, Karachi

December 18 – 1st ODI, Karachi

December 20 – 2nd ODI, Karachi

December 22 – third ODI, Karachi

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