July 19, 2011

Arnos Vale hosts West Indies, Pakistan women

Four One Day Internationals will be played at the Arnos Vale Playing Field here in St Vincent and the Grenadines between August 28 and September 3.{{more}}

The matches, which will take place on August 28, 30, September 1 and 3, will be between the West Indies and Pakistan women, as the Pakistan Women’s team embark on an eight-match tour of the Caribbean.

The tour will conclude on September 11, in Guyana.

In another first for regional women’s cricket, Guyana will host the inaugural international day/night women’s match in the Caribbean.

That match will be played at the Guyana National Stadium, on Saturday, September 10 and another day- nighter will be played the following day at the same venue. Both matches start at 6 pm.

Prior to the historic day/night, there will also be two Twenty20 Internationals at Progress Park in Grenada.

The West Indies Women are currently ranked joint third (with India) on the ICC T20 ranking list. while they are 6th in the ODI rankings. Pakistan is joint 5th in T20s and 8th in ODIs.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines did not get any of the international matches in the two major tours, firstly involving Pakistan, then world number one male team, India, during the past two months.

The venue, though, last hosted three ODI, when the West Indies faced Zimbabwe in March, and in November, saw two unofficial test matches between West Indies A and their Pakistani counterparts.(RT)