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PCB confirms West Indies tour schedule

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Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today confirmed the men’s national cricket team’s tour to the West Indies, which will take place from July 21 to August 24.

The tour features five T20 Internationals and two tests that will be conducted following the conclusion of the ODI and T20I Series in England

The tour will begin with successive T20Is in Barbados on July 27 and 28, before the movement moves to Guyana on July 31 and August 1 for successive T20Is, and the series will conclude on August 3.

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After a two-day training match on August 6-7 in Guyana, the team will move to Jamaica where the two tests will be held in Sabina Park from August 12-16 and August 20-24.

Wasim Khan, CEO of PCB: “A tour to the West Indies is always a valuable and fruitful tour for Pakistani cricket teams. The history of Caribbean cricket, backed by its excellent playing facilities, crowd support and a great atmosphere, encourages and motivates players to produce their best.

“In consultation with West Indies Cricket and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup follow-up this year, we have agreed to replace one Test match with two additional T20I groups. This aims to provide more T20 content for both teams, as we continue to prepare and build for the ICC Global Event.

“The series in the West Indies is part of a challenging but exciting and enjoyable season of cricket for Pakistan. In addition to facing England, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the T20 World Cup and the first leg series, we will be hosting New Zealand, England, the West Indies and Australia in the next eight months. This makes each series important and crucial for me.” Our side as we aspire to appear in the top three across all formats by 2023. ‘

Pakistan toured the West Indies last time in 2017 winning all formats. They claimed the T20I series 3-1 followed by a 2–1 victory in the ODI series. They recorded their first win in the Test Series in the Caribbean, 2-1.

On their last tour to the Caribbean in 2017, Pakistan won its first 2-1 Test Series. This delivered a perfect farewell to Masbah Al-Haq and Yunus Khan, who had played 276 and 408 caps, respectively, during their illustrious careers.

Itinerary:

July 21 – Arrive in Barbados

July 27 – 1st T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados

Jul 28 – 2 T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados

July 31 – 3 T20I, Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

Aug 1 – 4 T20I, Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

Aug 3 – 5 T20I, Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

August 6-7: Two-day training match, Guyana

August 12-16 – First Test, Sabina Park, Jamaica

August 20-24 – Second audition, Sabina Park, Jamaica

August 25 – departure

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