Pakistan to host England women's team in October, says PCB

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England are scheduled to play two Twenty20 games and three ODI between Oct. 10-22

(Reuters) - The England women s cricket team is set to tour Pakistan for the first time ever in October to play five limited over internationals, Pakistan s cricket board (PCB) announced on Tuesday.

England, the reigning 50-over World Cup champions led by Heather Knight, are scheduled to play two Twenty20 games and three one-day internationals between Oct. 10-22 at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.

The PCB said they were also scheduling a four-team domestic ODI tournament in September to give the players enough match practice before the women s World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe later this year.

"We have not only planned quality-based competitive domestic tournaments, but also a major team such as England Women, will also be touring the country for the first ever time," Urooj Mumtaz, the chairperson women s selection committee said

"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we could only organise a T20 event in Rawalpindi last season. But this year we are scheduled to hold both One-Day and T20 events, including the addition of an Under-19 T20 tournament into our domestic calendar."

The PCB added they were in talks with another International Cricket Council (ICC) member for an ODI women s series before the team departs for Zimbabwe.