Sri Lanka Women are set to play their first big series in many months – apart from the recent qualifier tournaments – since the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia, when they tour Pakistan.
They will play three T20Is and as many ODIs in May-June this year.
The Commonwealth Games Qualifiers earlier this year, which they won, is the only series Sri Lanka have played since the pandemic began after their tour of Pakistan late last year hit a stumbling block following a change in management at the PCB.
The Sri Lankan and Pakistani teams will arrive in Karachi on May 19 for the three T20Is on May 24, 26 and 28 followed by the ODIs on June 1, 3 and 4, which will be part of the ICC Women’s Championship.
A group of 26 Pakistani players will also undergo an 11-day camp at the Academy Oval ground adjacent to the National Stadium.
It will be the first series for Pakistan Women at home since West Indies toured the nation back in December 2018.
A PCB release said it will also be the first international series in Pakistan that will be played outside the hard Managed Event Environment since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
It will also be the first series to kick-start the third edition of the ICC Women’s Championship, to run from 2022 to 2025.