Pak tour schedule to West Indies announced by WICB

Karachi, June 29 (ANI): The schedule of Pakistan's tour to West Indies has reportedly been announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), in which the tourists will be playing five one-day Internationals (ODI) and two Twenty20s starting next month.

Pakistan will be looking to redeem themselves during the tour of the West Indies after the flop show at the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy, the Express Tribune reports.

According to the report, Pakistan will play the first two ODIs in Guyana on July 14 and 16, while the remaining ODIs will be played in St Lucia on July 19, 21 and 24.

The venue for the two Twenty20s will be the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground in St Vincent with the ties set for July 27 and 28, with the report adding that Pakistan will also play a 50-over warm-up game in Guyana on July 11.

Although the original program for the tour included two Tests, five ODIs and two T20s in June and July, however, the report said that the WICB decided to exclude the Tests in order to accommodate the tri-series involving India and Sri Lanka, which began on Thursday.

The report further said that even though the WICB had requested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to reschedule the tour to August, however, the PCB turned down the request as it interfered with Pakistan's plan to host India and to play out the Zimbabwe series that was postponed in 2012.

Pakistan's match in Guyana will see the resumption of international cricket at the stadium after a year's gap, the report added. (ANI)