Cricket Ireland has released an official statement in which they have announced their women’s squads for the Pakistan tour.
This is the first time that Ireland will be touring Pakistan for a full ODI and T20I series.
The ODIs are a part of the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-2025.
The T20Is are starting from November 12-16.
The visitors will reach Lahore on the 29th of October.
The official statement read,
All six matches will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The visitors will arrive in Lahore on 29 October and will have four days of practice.
Adding further, the statement read,
While Ireland and Pakistan have a history of international cricket between the two sides dating back 60 years, this will be the first time a senior men’s or women’s side will have played in Pakistan.
Adding more, the statement read,
Ireland Women and Pakistan Women first met in an international match at the 1997 Women’s World Cup, when the Irish team prevailed by 182 runs. The two sides subsequently met in a Test match in July 2000 in Dublin. They have played each other 34 times across all formats- the last encounter being this summer.
Ireland also becomes the fourth team to visit Pakistan this year after Australia, West Indies and England’s men’s sides.
The 15-member squads for the two formats are as follows-
ODI Squad: Laura Delany (c), Rachel Delany, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron
T20I Squad: Laura Delany (c), Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron
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