LAHORE: England’s girls cricket crew can be arriving in Pakistan on its maiden tour in October, Pakistan Cricket Board stated on Thursday.
The English crew will play two Twenty-20 Internationals on October 14 and 14, and three One-Day Internationals on October 18, 20 and 22 on the National Stadium in Karachi.
The final time Pakistan and England’s girls crew performed towards one another was in a Group-B ICC Women’s World T20 2020 match, which England received by 42 runs.
In December 2019, Pakistan hosted England in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, within the ICC Women’s Championship 2017-2020 with England successful the ODI sequence 2-0 and T20I sequence 3-0.
“World champions England accompanying their males’s aspect for his or her first-ever tour to Karachi is an especially highly effective and robust announcement for Pakistan, our girls’s cricketers in addition to for the worldwide sport,” stated PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan.
“This announcement displays the boldness, belief and relationship the PCB enjoys with the England and Wales Cricket Board, and is an acknowledgement for the profitable supply of worldwide and home cricket within the difficult and troublesome 2020.”
“Women’s T20Is going down earlier than the lads’s matches on the iconic National Stadium will imply extra eyeballs will observe these matches than ever earlier than. While this presents a terrific alternative for the PCB to showcase the picture and profile of ladies’s cricket, it’s a likelihood for the ladies cricketers to reveal their expertise and expertise, and play their half in attracting, inspiring and motivating the following technology of ladies cricketers in order that they will additionally fall in love with this nice sport.
“The three ODIs towards the world champions will help the Pakistan girls’s aspect to entry, gauge and fine-tune their ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 preparations as they purpose to provide improved performances than previously.
“Like the England men’s side, I am confident the women’s tour will open up opportunities for their future tours that will further contribute in promoting women’s cricket in Pakistan and helping our national side to narrow the gap with the leading nations.”
“We are completely delighted to be making this historic announcement at the moment. The England Women’s cricket crew has by no means toured Pakistan earlier than so that is one other vital step in our historical past and journey,” stated ECB Managing Director of Women’s Cricket Clare Connor.
“Not solely will this be a cricket tour that gives worthwhile aggressive alternative to each groups, it must also function one other highly effective and constructive message as we drive ahead our equality ambitions for extra girls and ladies to derive empowerment by way of the game.
“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.”