KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday mentioned it has dropped one Check match and as an alternative opted for 2 further T20 internationals on the tour of the West Indies in July-August this 12 months.
PCB CEO Wasim Khan mentioned after consultations with Cricket West Indies, Pakistan would now be taking part in two Checks and 5 T120 internationals between July 21 and August 24 within the Caribbean.
“In session with the CWI and maintaining a tally of this 12 months’s ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, we have now agreed to switch one Check match with two further T20Is,” Wasim mentioned.
The tour, which can happen following the conclusion of the ODI and T20I sequence in England, will begin with back-to-back T20Is in Barbados on July 27 and 28 earlier than motion shifts to Guyana for back-to-back T20Is on July 31 and August 1 and sequence finale on August 3.
After a two-day follow match on August 6-7 in Guyana, the facet will transfer to Jamaica the place the 2 Checks might be held at Sabina Park from August 12-16 and August 20-24 .
“The tour to the West Indies is at all times a valued and prized tour for the Pakistan cricket groups. The Caribbean cricket historical past, backed up by the superb taking part in amenities, supporting crowds and nice ambiance, encourages and motivates the gamers to provide their easiest,” Wasim mentioned.
“In session with the Cricket West Indies and maintaining a tally of this 12 months’s T20 World Cup, we have now agreed to switch one Check match with two further T20Is. That is aimed toward offering additional T20 content material for each groups, as we proceed to organize and build-up to the worldwide ICC occasion.”
The PCB CEO mentioned the sequence within the West Indies is a part of a gruelling however thrilling and entertaining season of cricket for Pakistan.
“Along with taking part in England, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and the T20 World Cup and the away sequence, we might be internet hosting New Zealand, England, West Indies and Australia within the subsequent eight months.
“This makes each sequence essential and demanding for our facet as we aspire to characteristic within the high three throughout all codecs by 2023.”
Pakistan final toured West Indies in 2017 and received the Check sequence with captain, Misbah-u-Haq and senior batsman, Younis Khan additionally retiring from worldwide cricket on the tour.
Misbah is now head coach of the nationwide workforce, whereas Younis is the batting coach.
27 Jul – 1st T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados
28 Jul – 2nd T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados
31 Jul – third T20I, Guyana Nationwide Stadium, Guyana
1 Aug – 4th T20I, Guyana Nationwide Stadium, Guyana
3 Aug – fifth T20I, Guyana Nationwide Stadium, Guyana
6-7 Aug – Two-day follow match, Guyana
12-16 Aug – 1st Check, Sabina Park, Jamaica
20-24 Aug – 2nd Check, Sabina Park, Jamaica
25 Aug – Departure.