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England Women to tour West Indies in October

England Women to tour West Indies in October
England Women head coach Mark Robinson believes the West Indies tour will be a challenging one.
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The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has confirmed that they will host the England Women’s team for a five-match One-Day International series during a two-week period in October.

All five games will be played in Jamaica between 8th and 19th October with the first two games scheduled to be held in Trelawny while the final three matches will be played in Kingston.

The final three ODIs will also double up as the sixth round of the ICC Women’s Championship, where West Indies Women are placed second with 20 points while England are placed sixth with 13 points.

The head coach of the England Women’s side Mark Robinson said that the tour will be an exciting opportunity against a quality opponent.

“The five match ODI series against the West Indies in Jamaica will be a great test for us.

“We all saw during the ICC Women’s World T20 what a talented side they are, and they will be especially dangerous in home conditions.

“It should be a really exciting tour and a challenge that we will relish.”

Project Officer of Women’s Cricket in WICB Josina Luke said: “Winning the World T20 continues to be great for women’s cricket in the Caribbean. We are taking nothing for granted and we look forward to an exciting series with England.”

Following the home series against England, West Indies will travel to India to take part in their final round of the ICC Women’s Championship in 2016.

Meanwhile, England have three rounds left in the ICC Women’s Championship and as well as the tour of West Indies, they have a home series against Pakistan in June and a tour of Sri Lanka before Christmas.

The top four teams of the ICC Women’s Championship will qualify directly for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup while the bottom four will participate in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier.

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