Heather Knight will lead England.  |  Photo Credit score: AP
England Girls will tour Pakistan for the primary time in October, becoming a member of the boys’s facet in an unprecedented joint journey, cricket chiefs introduced on Thursday. No England group have performed worldwide cricket within the nation since 2005.
Cricket-obsessed Pakistan spent a decade in worldwide sporting isolation after gunmen focused the Sri Lankan group bus in Lahore in 2009, killing eight folks and wounding a number of gamers and officers.
Eoin Morgan’s white-ball group had already dedicated to a two-match Twenty20 sequence in Karachi on October 14 and 15, with these dates now was 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 at this time,” stated Clare Connor, managing director of ladies’s cricket for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
“The England ladies’s cricket group has by no means toured Pakistan earlier than so that is one other vital step in our historical past and journey.”
Wasim Khan, chief government of the Pakistan Cricket Board, stated the matches can be a very good 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 powerful announcement for Pakistan, our ladies’s cricketers,” he stated.
“Girls’s T20Is happening earlier than the boys’s matches on the iconic Nationwide Stadium will imply extra eyeballs will comply with these matches than ever earlier than.”