International Women Cricket Officially Returns to Pakistan

Pakistan is set to host a three-match T20I series against West Indies Women in Karachi starting from 31 January 2019, marking the revival of international women cricket in the country.

The last time Pakistan hosted an international women side was back in September 2015 when Bangladesh women toured the country.

The West Indies women team last played in Pakistan 15 years ago, in 2004, becoming only the second international side to tour the country after the Netherlands.

The Windies are set to play three T20Is in Pakistan, before flying to Dubai for the ODI leg of the tour. The ODIs are a part of the 2017-21 ICC Women’s Championship.


Match Date Venue
1st T20I 31 January Southend Club, Karachi
2nd T20I 1 February
3rd T20I 3 February
1st ODI 7 February Dubai International Cricket Stadium
2nd ODI 9 February ICC Academy, Dubai
3rd ODI 11 February ICC Academy, Dubai

The visiting team will land in Karachi for the T20Is on January 30 from Dubai.


Cricket West Indies (CWI) Chief Executive, Johnny Grave is satisfied with the security arrangements while saying that the tour would help revive international cricket in Pakistan.

This tour is a further major step for our friends at the Pakistan Cricket Board to bring their cricket back home, and we are pleased that our players and support staff have recognised this and supported this venture.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Chief Operating Officer, Subhan Ahmed thanked the CWI for playing their role in reviving international cricket in the country.

The decision of Cricket West Indies endorses our position that Pakistan is as safe and secure as any other country. On behalf of the PCB, I would like to say that we are confident that this tour will go a long way in the complete revival of international cricket in Pakistan.

Feature Writer