Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan has stated that the governing physique changed one Test match with two T20Is against West Indies to assist the Asian aspect of their preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup slated to be played in India. PCB on Friday confirmed their males’s nationwide group’s tour to the West Indies, which can happen from July 21 to August 24 and includes of 5 T20 internationals and two Tests.
“The tour to the West Indies is always a valued and prized tour for the Pakistan cricket teams. The Caribbean cricket history, backed up by the excellent playing facilities, supporting crowds and great ambiance, encourages and motivates the players to produce their very best,” stated Wasim in an official assertion.
“In consultation with the Cricket West Indies and keeping an eye on this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, we have agreed to replace one Test match with two additional T20Is.
“This is geared toward offering additional T20 content material for each groups, as we proceed to organize and build-up to the worldwide ICC occasion,” he added.
The PCB chief also revealed that Pakistan will be hosting New Zealand, England, West Indies, and Australia in the next eight months.
“The collection within the West Indies is a part of a gruelling however thrilling and entertaining season of cricket for Pakistan. In addition to taking part in England, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and the T20 World Cup and the away collection, we will likely be internet hosting New Zealand, England, West Indies and Australia within the subsequent eight months,” said Wasim.
“This makes each collection vital and demanding for our aspect as we aspire to function within the prime three throughout all codecs by 2023,” he added.
The West Indies tour, which will take place following the conclusion of the ODI and T20I series in England, will commence with back-to-back T20Is in Barbados on July 27 and 28, before action moves to Guyana for the July 31 and August 1 back-to-back T20Is, and the final match on August 3.
After a two-day practice match on August 6-7 in Guyana, the team will move to Jamaica where the two Tests will be held at Sabina Park from August 12-16 and 20-24.
On their final tour to the Caribbean in 2017, Pakistan gained their maiden Test collection 2-1. This offered an ideal farewell to Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, who performed 276 and 408 worldwide matches, respectively, throughout their illustrious careers.
Both will return to the Caribbean in teaching roles with Misbah as head coach and Younis as batting coach.
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