Pakistan and West Indies have agreed to revise the dates for their upcoming four-match T20I series after a positive COVID-19 test rocked West Indies during its current series against Australia.
The decision was confirmed by Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Sunday. The West Indies’ second match against Australia was suspended after the positive coronavirus test.
It was later played on Saturday, while the last match was pushed back to Monday, just one day before the scheduled opener against Pakistan.
The revised dates allow the series to begin on Wednesday in Barbados, while the next three matches will be held in Guyana. Ricky Skerritt, the President of CWI, said cancelling the first T20 international was the best solution in the present circumstances.
West Indies will be looking to gather steam ahead of the T20 World Cup with the series.
They will also play two Tests as part of the 2021-23 World Test Championship.
West Indies vs Pakistan revised tour schedule
July 28: 1st T20, Kensington Oval, Barbados
July 31: 2nd T20, National Stadium, Guyana
August 1: 3rd T20, National Stadium, Guyana
August 3: 4th T20, National Stadium, Guyana
August 12-16: 1st Test, Sabina Park, Jamaica
August 20-24: 2nd Test, Sabina Park, Jamaica