Match Officials, Pakistan-Sri Lanka, Women Series

(PCB) just announced match authorities for the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Women’s T20 International and ODI series which will take place at the Southend Club in Karachi.

The series will start on May 24, where the two sides will contend in 3 ODIs and an equivalent number of T20Is. On May 19, the Sri Lankan Women’s Team will arrive in Karachi. The three ODIs that are essential for the ICC Women’s Championship will take place on 1, 3 and 5 June. The obligations of on-field and third umpires will be shared by Umpires Imtiaz Iqbal, Imran Javed and Faisal Afridi. Ali Naqvi will be taking the responsibilities of referee  for the T20Is while the referee for ODI will be Mohammad Javed Malik.

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Discussing the excitement of the matches Pakistan’s Women Team Captain Bismah Maroof had this to say “It is an extraordinary honor for us to play the ICC Women’s Championship in our home country and the side is exceptionally eager to invite Sri Lanka. This gives us an amazing chance to capitalize on the home benefit. I’m certain our group will perform to their fullest and the Pakistan cricket fans, who have given us incredible help, will get to see improved and steady outcomes.”

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This series aims to provide opportunities for young women cricketers to improve their skills and compete at the highest level. It will also aim to create a more sustainable pathway for talented female cricketers to show their skills and abilities. This will be a main international series that will be played in Pakistan ever since the pandemic. The players, group authorities and match authorities, alongside different members, will go through on-appearance tests and will be supposed to follow the SOPs to safeguard themselves from the infection. If someone tests positive for Covid they will have to go through a week of isolation.