England-Pakistan Women’s series dates confirmed

England last hosted Pakistan in 2013 and will play six games against them next summer

England last hosted Pakistan in 2013 and will play six games against them next summer

England Women will host their Pakistani counterparts for three One-Day and three Twenty20 Internationals between 20th June and 7th July 2016.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Somerset and Worcestershire will all host fixtures with Grace Road hosting England Women for the first time in 10 years.

The ODI series will begin with two matches at Grace Road, and New Road, Worcester on 20th and 22nd June before moving to Taunton on 27th June.

Pakistan Women tour of England 2016

20th June: 1st ODI, Grace Road, Leicester

22nd June: 2nd ODI, New Road, Worcester

27th June: 3rd ODI, County Ground, Taunton

3rd July: 1st T20I, County Ground, Bristol

5th July: 2nd T20I, Ageas Bowl, Southampton

7th July: 3rd T20I, Essex County Ground, Chelmsford

These three matches make up round five of the ICC Women’s Championship and as per International Cricket Council regulations, a reserve day is set aside for all three games.

Bristol’s County Ground, Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl and the Essex County Ground will then host the three Twenty20 Internationals on 3rd, 5th and 7th July.

The match at the Ageas Bowl will be a double header with the women’s match played before the men’s T20 International.

Sky Sports and BBC Radio will cover every ball of all six matches in the UK.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Pakistan next summer for a three-match Royal London ODI series and a three-match NatWest IT20 series,” Clare Connor, ECB’s Director of England Women’s Cricket, said.

“The introduction of the ICC Women’s Championship has brought context and meaning to every ODI series that we play.

“As we approach the business end of the competition next year with World Cup qualification the prize, every match and every point carries huge significance.”

Pakistan last toured England in 2013, with the home side winning a T20I series 2-0 while the two-match ODI series was drawn 1-1.

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