England Women Cricket team will tour Pakistan for the first time in October, taking part in two IT20s and three ODIs.
The confirmation comes from the cricket boards of both the countries, the England Cricket Board (ECB) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
England Women will stay in Karachi to compete in three ODIs on October 18, 20 and 22.
The schedule announced for the series is as follows:
14 October: 1st IT20, National Stadium, Karachi
15 October: 2nd IT20, National Stadium, Karachi
18 October: 1st ODI, National Stadium, Karachi
20 October: 2nd ODI, National Stadium, Karachi
22 October: 3rd ODI, National Stadium, Karachi
PCB chief executive, Wasim Khan in a statement said: “World champions England accompanying their men’s side for their first-ever tour to Karachi is an extremely powerful and strong announcement for Pakistan, our women’s cricketers as well as for the global sport.’
“This announcement reflects the confidence, trust and relationship the PCB enjoys with the England and Wales Cricket Board, and is an acknowledgement for the successful delivery of international and domestic cricket in the challenging and difficult 2020,” he added.
ECB managing director of women’s cricket, Clare Connor, in a statement said: “We are absolutely delighted to be making this historic announcement today.The England Women’s cricket team has never toured Pakistan before so this is another important step in our history and journey.”
“Not only will this be a cricket tour that provides valuable competitive opportunity to both teams, it should also serve as another powerful and positive message as we drive forward our equality ambitions for more women and girls to derive empowerment through the sport.
“I was in Pakistan last year and I know the impact that a women’s tour such as this can have and how memorable an experience it will be for our players and staff.”
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