PCB swap one Test with two additional T20Is on West Indies tour
With their sights set on the ICC T20 World Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board and West Indies Cricket Board have agreed to swap one Test with two additional T20Is, confirmed the PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan. PCB yesterday announced that their men’s national team will tour West Indies from July 21 to August 24 for two Tests and five match T20I series. Do check where you can download parimatch app and get some free guide from us.
“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,” said Wasim in an official statement.
“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 aimed at providing further T20 content for both teams, as we continue to prepare and build-up to the global ICC event,” he added.
The PCB chief further revealed that Pakistan will be hosting New Zealand, England, West Indies and Australia in the coming eight months. Wasim Khan also said that Pakistan wants to feature in the top 3 ranked teams across formats.
“The series in the West Indies is part of a grueling but exciting and entertaining season of cricket for Pakistan. In addition to playing England, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and the T20 World Cup and the away series, we will be hosting New Zealand, England, West Indies and Australia in the next eight months,” said Wasim.
“This makes every series important and critical for our side as we aspire to feature in the top three across all formats by 2023,” he added. See more our cricket betting tips online and know how we predict matches.
Before the West Indies tour, Pakistan will lock horns with England in three ODIs and as many T20Is. The West Indies tour will start with back to back T20Is on July 27 and 28 in Barbados before the teams move to Guyana for another two consecutive T20Is on July 31 and August 1. The final T20I will be played on August 3. The two Tests will start on August 12 and August 20 respectively in Jamaica.