08 Jan

Heather Knight will be the first England Women's captain to lead her team on a tour of Pakistan. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have agreed on a five-match women's international series in Pakistan in October, which will have the England Women's team tour Pakistan for the first time in their history. They are set to play three ICC Women's Championship ODIs and two T20Is. 

"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," said Clare Connor, ECB Managing Director of Women's Cricket. 

The England men's side will also be travelling to Pakistan for the first time since 2005. The men's and women's teams will play two T20Is as double-headers in Karachi on 14 and 15 October. The women's team will remain in Karachi for three ODIs between 18 and 22 October. 

"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," said Wasim Khan, PCB Chief Executive. 

"The three ODIs against the world champions will assist the Pakistan women’s side to access, gauge and fine-tune their ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 preparations as they aim to produce improved performances than in the past." 

Tour itinerary: 1

4 October: 1st T20I, National Stadium, Karachi 

15 October: 2nd T20I, National Stadium, Karachi 

18 October: 1st ODI, National Stadium, Karachi 

20 October: 2nd ODI, National Stadium, Karachi 

22 October: 3rd ODI, National Stadium, Karachi 

John Stephenson 


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