The Cricket West Indies (CWI) has confirmed on Thursday that the West Indies team will be touring Pakistan for a white-ball series in December. Three ODIs and three T20Is will be played, and the venue will be the same – National Stadium in Karachi.
The ODI series will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, where the top eight teams will qualify for the 2023 ODI World Cup to be held in India. The Windies were one of the first teams to travel to Pakistan back in 2018 after the security issues were solved.
“Today, we have confirmed the details for the West Indies Men’s white-ball tour of Pakistan in December. CWI would like to thank the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and our own cricket operations, medical and security teams for the work that has gone into the organization of this tour.”
“West Indies and Pakistan have always delivered exciting series, and we’re looking forward to visiting Pakistan to complete what has been a hectic and momentous year of cricket in the light of the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The tour starts a new cycle of T20I cricket, building towards next year’s ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. The ODIs also have great significance as West Indies looks to earn more points towards securing qualification for the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup in India in 2023,” Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI, stated.
After New Zealand recently abandoned its tour of Pakistan, security concerns have increased. As a result, an independent security advisor, Eastern Star International (ESI), will monitor the situation in Pakistan and assign a representative to the team for the tour.
West Indies tour of Pakistan schedule
December 9 – West Indies arrive in Karachi
December 13 – 1st T20I, Karachi
December 14 – 2nd T20I, Karachi
December 16 – 3rd T20I, Karachi
December 18 – 1st ODI, Karachi
December 20 – 2nd ODI, Karachi
December 22 – 3rd ODI, Karachi