Confirmation of the national team’s tour of the West Indies in July and August this year

Pakistan to play two Tests and five T20I matches on West Indies soil – File Photo: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the national team’s tour of the West Indies during July and August this year.

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board, the national cricket team will visit the West Indies from July 21 to August 24, where the two teams will play a series of 2 Tests and 5 T20 Internationals.

The two boards, after mutual consultation, approved the schedule under which the national cricket team will reach the West Indies on July 21 after playing ODI and T20 series against England.

All five matches of the T20 International series between the two teams are scheduled to be played in two different venues, Barbados and Guyana.

The first two Twenty20 Internationals will be played in Barbados on July 27 and 28, while the other three T20 Internationals will be played in Guyana on July 31, August 1 and 3.

Following the completion of the T20 series, the national squad will play a two-day practice match in Guyana from August 6 to 7, after which the national team will leave for Jamaica, where a two-Test series will be played between the two teams.

The first Test of the series will be played at Sabina Park from August 12 to 16 and the second from August 20 to 24.

It should be noted that a series of three Test matches was actually scheduled between the two teams, but in the context of the T20 World Cup, the cricket boards of the two countries unanimously decided to reduce one Test match and play two additional T20 matches instead.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan said that the tour of the national cricket team to the West Indies has always been very important and the presence of the best sports facilities and enthusiastic cricket fans there showed all the players their full potential. Encourages

The Chief Executive said that the series against West Indies is part of the action-packed season of Pakistan cricket where the national team will host New Zealand, England, West Indies and Australia in the next 8 months besides England, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Will also play a series against

Along with these series, the national cricket team will also participate in the ICCT20 World Cup.

Wasim Khan added that every upcoming series is very important for us because we want to see our team in the top three positions in all forms of cricket by 2023.

It may be recalled that Pakistan last visited the West Indies in 2017 and under the leadership of Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan won the series 2-1 for the first time on West Indies soil.

It will be the ninth overall Test series between the two teams on Caribbean soil, with the hosts winning four times in the previous series and the national team winning once.

In the Test matches played between Pakistan and West Indies at Sabina Park so far, both the teams have won two matches each.