The upcoming T20I series between hosts West Indies and Pakistan West Indies Cricket (CWI) was announced on Sunday for four matches.
The board changes in the T20I matches due to Pakistan’s tour dates clashing with the West Indies ODI series against Australia.
The second ODI between the two teams was moved from Thursday to Sunday after one of the non-players in the Windies camp tested positive for COVID-19.
Similarly, the third and final match was postponed until Monday – a day before the scheduled T20I opening match against Pakistan.
‘Together with the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board), CWI investigated different scenarios, and we agreed that the best solution in the current circumstances is to cancel the first T20I and start a T20I series of four matches starting on Wednesday. and keep the rest of the tour schedule unchanged, ” said Ricky Skerritt, president of the CWI.
“Both teams are in the final stages of preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup, so we expect an exciting and entertaining series of games.”
The 2021 T20 World Cup will be played from 17 October to 14 November in the UAE, with West Indies defending the title.
Both the West Indies and Pakistan will also close the horns in a two-match Test series following the T20I leg.
- West Indies vs. Pakistan 2021 Revised Schedule
- July 28: 1st T20, Kensington Oval, Barbados
- July 31: 2nd T20, National Stadium, Guyana
- August 1: 3rd T20, National Stadium, Guyana
- August 3: 4th T20, National Stadium, Guyana
- August 12-16: 1st Test, Sabina Park, Jamaica
- August 20-24: 2nd Test, Sabina Park, Jamaica