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Pakistan to play two additional Twenty20 matches in West Indies tour

Pakistan will play two additional Twenty20 Internationals against the West Indies in their tour of the Caribbean from March to May, making it four T20Is in the series.

cricket Updated: Mar 05, 2017 16:52 IST
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Pakistan will play a total of four Twenty20 Internationals on their tour of the West Indies, along with three ODIs and three Tests.
Pakistan will play a total of four Twenty20 Internationals on their tour of the West Indies, along with three ODIs and three Tests.(Getty Images)

Pakistan will play an additional two Twenty20 internationals on their tour of the West Indies which gets underway later this month and stretches through April and into May.

“Twenty20 is an exciting format and this is another opportunity for our fans to indulge in the thrilling atmosphere that surrounds these matches,” said Roland Holder, the West Indies Cricket Board’s manager for cricket operations.

The series between world champions West Indies and Pakistan will now start at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on March 26 with three further games at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on March 30, April 1 and 2.

Both teams will also play three one-day internationals and three Tests.

This is the second time in cricket history that a four-match T20I series will be played between two Test playing nations. Bangladesh played four T20Is against Zimbabwe in 2016. The series was tied 2-2.

Pakistan last toured the West Indies for a Test series in 2011 and the two-match series was drawn 1-1. They are yet to win a Test series in the West Indies.

Schedule

March 26: 1st Twenty20 International, Kensington Oval, Barbados; March 30: 2nd Twenty20 International, Port of Spain, Trinidad; April 1: 3rd Twenty20 International, Port of Spain, Trinidad; April 2: 4th Twenty20 International, Port of Spain, Trinidad

ODIs: April 7, Providence stadium, Guyana; April 9, Providence stadium, Guyana; April 11, Providence stadium, Guyana.

Test matches: 1st Test, April 22-26, Kingston; 2nd Test, April 30-May 4, Barbados; 3rd Test, May 10-14, Dominica