Reports: West Indies likely to tour Pakistan in November

West Indies players celebrate the fall of Javeria Khan's wicket. © Cricket West Indies

After Sri Lanka backed out of a potential tour to Pakistan, reports have emerged that West Indies are likely to tour the country for a three-match ODI series in November with final discussions underway between both boards. On Wednesday (October 13), a report from Dunya News confirmed that Cricket West Indies had agreed to send their women’s team to Pakistan ahead of the men’s tour scheduled in December.

Both teams are set to take part in the ICC Women’s World Cup global qualifiers in Zimbabwe beginning on November 21. This series will thus serve as preparation for that important tournament where 10 teams will compete for the three remaining spots in the ODI World Cup next year.

The report further suggested that the matches will likely be played on November 8, 11 and 13 in Karachi. Confirmation of the scheduled is expected to come soon.

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If the tour goes ahead, West Indies will likely arrive in Karachi in early November and undergo a three-day quarantine before beginning their training.

It is understood Pakistan will begin their training camp in Karachi from October 22.

Earlier this year, Pakistan played an eight-match limited overs series in West Indies that included three T20Is and five ODIs. West Indies won both series, taking the T20Is, 3-0, and the ODIs 3-2. The tour also saw an ‘A’ series take place parallel to the internationals, with Pakistan A sweeping both the one-day and T20 series 3-0.