West Indies women to tour Pakistan
West Indies women will visit Pakistan for three one-day internationals (ODIs) in November, the Asian side's cricket board (PCB) has said.
The three ODIs will be played on November 8, 11 and 14 before the two sides travel to Zimbabwe for the World Cup qualifier tournament that begins on November 21.
These will be the first matches played in Pakistan since England cancelled fixtures for both men's and women's teams in the wake of New Zealand men withdrawing from their tour in September.
West Indies women played in Pakistan in 2019 amid tight security. Pakistan toured West Indies in June-July earlier this year.
"This will be a great series for the promotion, publicity and growth of women's cricket in Pakistan, besides also providing both sides excellent opportunity to prepare for the World Cup qualifier," PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said on Thursday.
"West Indies women's tour will be followed by their men's side who will visit Pakistan for three ODIs and three T20Is in December.
"So, the Pakistan cricket fans can brace for some exciting and entertaining cricket in women's and men's cricket later this year."
The series will be a boost for Pakistan whose women last played at home in late 2019, against Bangladesh, and whose men have not played at home since South Africa visited early this year.
Raja had said last month that Pakistan were "used and binned" by a "Western Bloc".
Pakistan has been largely shunned by international sides due to security concerns after an attack on the Sri Lanka team by gunmen in 2009.
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