Pakistan in West Indies 2013 June 28, 2013

WICB announces Pakistan tour schedule

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Guyana, St Lucia and St Vincent and Grenadines will host the five ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals between West Indies and Pakistan in July, according to the schedule released by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Thursday.

Pakistan will play the first two ODIs in Guyana on July 14 and 16, and the remaining ODIs will be played in St Lucia on July 19, 21 and 24. The two T20Is will be played at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground in St Vincent on July 27 and 28. The visitors will also play a 50-over warm-up game in Guyana before the start of the series.

Pakistan were originally scheduled to play two Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20s in the Caribbean in June and July, but West Indies planned a tri-series involving India and Sri Lanka, which shortened the window. The WICB had asked the PCB if their tour could be rescheduled to August. That, however, interfered with Pakistan's plan to host India and to play out the Zimbabwe series that was postponed in 2012.

Guyana will host an international match after a year's gap. The Guyana National Stadium last hosted an ODI in 2011 between West Indies and Pakistan. Administrative disputes between the WICB, the Guyana Cricket Board and the Guyanese government had resulted in a Test against Australia in 2012 being shifted to another venue.

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  • android_user on July 16, 2013, 21:48 GMT

    west indies need shivnarine chanderpaul back in the one day squad ...the selectors should consider this..if you look at his one day profile ..he is proven to have a better one than the whole current team ...they say he bat's slow but if you look at the past couple games the current team have put up ...he will be playing t20 ..he is the better batsman in this west indian team ...and deserves to be in the team at all levels or format..if the tiger is to retire he should go out fighting in all formats ...

  • dummy4fb on July 2, 2013, 14:44 GMT

    1. Nasir Jamshed 2.Ahmed Shehzad 3.Asad Shafiq 4.Hafeez 5.Misah 6.Umar Akmal 7.Afridi 8.Ajmal 9.Irfan 10.Junaid Khan 11.Umar Gul/Wahab Riaz

  • dummy4fb on July 1, 2013, 10:17 GMT

    I think my team is the best team for Pakistan Cricket

    1)Nasir Jamshed 2)Ahmed Shezhad 3)Umar Akmal(wk) 4)Hafeez 5)Misbah(Cap) 6)Amad Azam 7)Shaeed Afridii 8)Whab Riaz 9)Saeed Ajmal 10)Junaid Khan 11)Irfan

    Coach - Dav Watmore

  • dummy4fb on June 30, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    If Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik and Kmran Akmal are in the team people are going to just get fed up with cricket, I for one won't be watching. Who's with me?

  • avmd on June 30, 2013, 3:57 GMT

    Had they announced the tour dates months earlier, as it should be, I and I'm sure many others from US could have planned a short vacation to St Lucia. Three ODI in a week and Cribbean vacations would have been nice but what can someone do when dates announced just two weeks before the tour.

  • eastkwekwe on June 29, 2013, 10:46 GMT

    Most fans are in agreement that the weak links in the team are Shoaib Malik, Imraan Farhat and Kamran Akmal. It's time the selectors took note.

  • huhohuhohuho on June 29, 2013, 7:34 GMT

    the proof of what i said earlier you can search it on the internet. Azhar Mahmood is now as old as misbah he isnt as good as he used to be so instead they should select hammad azam and groom him into an allrounder like razzaq or azhar

  • huhohuhohuho on June 29, 2013, 6:50 GMT

    @immy77 and @subhan ahmed you are wrong kamran akmal should not be included in the team. He has missed over 85 dismissals which have cost pakistan over 2500 runs. I say even a part time wicket keeper is a better choice than kamran. We have decent wk batsman but we dont give them a fair chance like rizwan. Sarfarz and adnan were taken out when they started to perform.

  • dummy4fb on June 29, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    I think a fit team will field well and play well too, i also think that every young player should go through strenous fitness tests and older players phased out that will bring the best out of our players..............................

  • dummy4fb on June 29, 2013, 4:15 GMT

    @KapilJoshi - you seriosly dont hav to advocate the primacy of Test Cricket..you WILL fade away one day FOR SURE but NOT Test Cricket..Test Cricket is the truest and the purest format of the beautiful game of Cricket..the ICC and the players are working hard day and night to uplift Test Cricket everyday..that's where the scheduling of no Test matches in the West Indies - Pakistan dual is very very strange..

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