England Girls are the world champions within the 50-over format.© Twitter
England Girls will tour Pakistan for the primary time in October, becoming a member of the lads’s facet in an unprecedented joint journey, cricket chiefs introduced on Thursday. No England team has performed worldwide cricket within the nation since 2005. Cricket-obsessed Pakistan spent a decade in worldwide sporting isolation after gunmen focused the Sri Lankan workforce bus in Lahore in 2009, killing eight individuals and wounding a number of gamers and officers. Eoin Morgan‘s white-ball workforce had already dedicated to a two-match T20 sequence in Karachi on October 14 and 15, with these dates now became double-headers involving Heather Knight’s facet.
England Girls, world champions within the 50-over format, will then keep in Karachi to compete in three one-day internationals, on October 18, 20 and 22.
“We’re completely delighted to be making this historic announcement in the present day,” mentioned Clare Connor, managing director of girls’s cricket for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
“The England ladies’s cricket workforce has by no means toured Pakistan earlier than so that is one other essential step in our historical past and journey.”
Wasim Khan, chief govt of the Pakistan Cricket Board, mentioned the matches could be an excellent check for the hosts forward of the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand.
“World champions England accompanying their males’s facet for his or her first-ever tour to Karachi is a particularly highly effective and robust announcement for Pakistan, our ladies’s cricketers,” he mentioned.
“Girls’s T20Is going down earlier than the lads’s matches on the iconic Nationwide Stadium will imply extra eyeballs will comply with these matches than ever earlier than.”
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