West Indies women to play Pakistan in historic six-match series in Antigua

West Indies players celebrate the dismissal of Pakistan Javeira Khan during the second Twenty20 in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. West Indies women team won the first match against Pakistan to lead in the three-match series.
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Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced an eight match white-ball series between the West Indies Women’s “A”  team and Pakistan “A” with both series taking place in Antigua from June 30 to July 18.
The tour will mark the return of women’s international cricket to the Caribbean for the first time in 19 months due to the impact of COVID-19.
The Twenty20 Internationals will be played on the same day and same venues as “double-headers.”
The teams will then switch gears as they head into a five-match CG Insurance One-day International (ODI) series and three-match Insurance A team One-Day series starting on July 7 and 10 respectively.
All the matches will take place at the two ICC accredited grounds in Antigua, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and the Coolidge Cricket Ground.
The One-Day International series will be vital preparation for both teams as they will face each other in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers that are due to take place in Sri Lanka in December for one of the three remaining qualifying spots for the Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in 2022.

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