KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Friday it had abandoned one test match and opted for two more instead T20 international touring the West Indies in July-August this year.
PCB CEO Wasim Khan said after consultations with West Indies CricketPakistan would now play two tests and five T120 internationals between July 21 and August 24 in the Caribbean.
“In consultation with the CWI and keeping an eye on this year’s ICC T20 Men’s World Cup, we have agreed to replace one test match with two additional T20Is,” Wasim said.
The visit, which will take place after the conclusion of the ODI and the T20I series in England, will start with back-to-back T20Is in Barbados on July 27-28 before the action moves to Guyana for the back-to-back T20Is on July 31 and August 1 and the series finale on August 3.
After a two-day training match on August 6-7 in Guyana, the team will travel to Jamaica where the two tests will take place at Sabina Park from August 12-16 and August 20-24.
“The West Indies tour is always a popular and popular tour for Pakistan cricketers. The history of Caribbean cricket, supported by the excellent playing facilities, the support of the crowds and the great atmosphere, encourages and motivates the players. to produce the best of themselves, ”Wasim said.
“In consultation with West Indies Cricket and keeping an eye on this year’s T20 World Cup, we have agreed to replace one test match with two additional T20Is. This aims to provide additional T20 content for both teams as we continue to prepare and prepare for the international ICC event. ”
The CEO of PCB said the West Indies series was part of a grueling but exciting and entertaining season of cricket for Pakistan.
“In addition to playing England, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and the T20 World Cup and away series, we will host New Zealand, England, the West Indies and Australia in the eight next months.
“This makes each series important and critical for our team as we aspire to be in the top three in all formats by 2023.”
Pakistan last toured the West Indies in 2017 and won the test series with captain, Misbah-u-Haq and senior batsman, Younis Khan, who also retired from international cricket on the tour.
Misbah is now the head coach of the national team, while Younis is the batting coach.
Itinerary of the visit:
July 27 – 1st T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados
July 28 – 2nd T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados
July 31 – 3rd T20I, Stade national de Guyane, Guyana
August 1 – 4th T20I, Stade national de Guyane, Guyana
August 3 – 5th T20I, Stade national de Guyane, Guyana
August 6-7 – Two-day practice match, Guyana
August 12-16 – 1st test, Sabina Park, Jamaica
August 20-24 – 2nd Test, Sabina Park, Jamaica
August 25 – Departure.