The West Indies Women will play three Twenty20 Internationals in Karachi in their bid to revive international cricket in Pakistan, Cricket West Indies announced on Thursday.
After the three T20Is, the teams will travel to the United Arab Emirates for a three-match ICC Women’s Championship one-day international series.
Pakistan hosted the West Indies men’s team last April and the smooth proceedings in that series played a part in convincing the CWI to sanction the women’s tour, said CWI chief executive Johnny Grave.
“This tour is a further major step for our friends at the PCB to bring their cricket back home,” said Grave.
“We are pleased that our players and support staff have recognised this and agreed to play the T20Is in Pakistan.”
PCB’s Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad said the decision endorsed their position that Pakistan was as safe as any other country.
“On behalf of the PCB, I would like to say that we are confident that this tour will go a long way in the complete revival of international cricket in Pakistan,” he said.
However, the visitors will be without skipper Stafanie Taylor who opted out of the series in Pakistan beginning on Jan. 31.
Merissa Aguilleira will lead the side while Shakera Selman has been named vice-captain.
Stafanie Taylor (capt, ODIs only), Merissa Aguilleira (T20I capt), Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Natasha McClean, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams
31 January – 1st T20I, Southend Club, Karachi.
1 February – 2nd T20I, Southend Club, Karachi.
3 February – 3rd T20I, Southend Club, Karachi.
7 February – 1st IWC ODI, Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
9 February – 2nd IWC ODI, ICC Academy, Dubai
11 February – 3rd IWC ODI, ICC Academy, Dubai