LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced the bumpers for the 2021-22 women’s cricket season to provide full match training ahead of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup qualifiers.
During the upcoming season, the country’s top female athletes will compete in 33 domestic and international competitions in the domestic season.
The women’s home season begins with a 14-match, four-team Pakistan Cup Women’s ODI tournament in Karachi on September 9, followed by the national team’s historic series against England Women, marking the current women’s 50 overs. Will do. World Cup champions first tour of the country.
The Heather Knight-led team will play two T20s and three ODIs at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi from October 10 to 22.
At the end of 2021, the national team will travel to Zimbabwe for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup qualifiers, in which they will play seven matches – four group matches and three Super Six fixtures, a tournament subject to their qualification for the second round – and ACC Women’s Asia Cup, details of which will be announced by the event organizers.
Meanwhile, the PCB is also in talks with an ICC member for the ODI women’s series before the national team leaves for Zimbabwe.
To continue to provide more competitive and quality cricket to women players, the PCB has increased the number of matches as well as the number of teams in all ODI and T20 domestic tournaments.
While this will help players improve their skills in match conditions, the increasing number of matches will also provide financial incentives in terms of higher match fees.
As the player pool continues to grow, the PCB has added a fourth team for next season, a move that will allow more players to prove their abilities in domestic competitions.
The PCB has made the Under-19 T20 tournament part of the domestic calendar this year.
The event will help identify standard players from an early age and prepare them for the first edition of the 2023 Scheduled Under-19 World Cup. Birmingham will be played in June-July next year before the national team leaves for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Next season, the national women’s team will also take part in the third round of the ICC Women’s Championship, which will begin after the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand next year.
Urooj Mumtaz, Chairperson, Women’s Selection Committee, said: “We are pleased to announce what has been promised to be an action-packed women’s cricket season for 2021-22. This is important because we have planned not only quality competitive domestic tournaments but also a big team like England Women will be visiting the country for the first time.
He said that Pakistan had never seen a women’s cricket season before.
Domestic events and bilateral international series are designed to provide players with effective opportunities to prepare themselves for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup qualifiers.
“The gradual growth in the player pool through our emerging team and the Skills 2 Shine program has led to the addition of a fourth team in our domestic cricket.
The growing number of matches will provide an opportunity for a large group of players, thus maximizing opportunities, polishing and enhancing their skills, temperament and awareness of the game.
Due to the Kuwaid 19 epidemic, we were able to host only one T20 event in Rawalpindi last season, but this year we will have both one-day and T20 events, including the Under-19 T20 in our home calendar. Tournament addition.
This event will help in the identification and development of talented people which is to be inaugurated in the Women’s Under-19 World Cup 2023. Level
The PCB will announce the schedule of matches, teams and other details of domestic tournaments near the start of the event.