ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women’s Selection Panel announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming West Indies Women’s “A” Team tour to Pakistan from 17 October to 8 November. The West Indies Women’s “A” Team will be led by Head Coach Shane Deitz and captain Rashada Williams, the top-order batter and wicket-keeper, while Ashmini Munisar the off-spinning allrounder has been named as vice-captain.
This is the first-ever West Indies Women’s “A” Team Away Tour which will feature three 50-over matches against Pakistan “A” at the Lahore Country Club in Muridke, followed by a tri-nation T20 Series with Pakistan “A” and Thailand. The preliminary matches will be played at the Lahore Country Club with the final at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Lead Selector for Women’s and Girls’ Cricket Ann Browne-John said:
The ‘A’ Team tour to Pakistan is a welcome addition to the calendar. It is a perfect opportunity for the developing players to get some international experience. The team is a combination of players who participated in the ICC Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup and players who have just started to establish themselves in the Senior Team set-up, some of whom are in Australia for the ongoing series.
The captain Rashada Williams has shown good leadership during the CG United Women’s Super50 Cup and Women’s T20 Blaze earlier this year and recently had some good performances during the Women’s CPL. This tour, coming just after the Australia series, is a great opportunity for players to grow and improve.
Rashada Williams (Captain)
Ashmini Munisar (Vice Captain)
Cherry Ann Fraser
TEAM MANAGEMENT UNIT
Shane Deitz (Head Coach)
Sheena Gooding (Team Manager)
Robert Samuels (Assistant Coach)
Samantha Lynch (Assistant Coach)
Tajay Grant (Physiotherapist)
Yvonne Arthur (Strength & Conditioning Coach)
FULL MATCH SCHEDULE
24 October: 1st 50-Over match at Lahore Country Club, Muridke
26 October: 2nd 50-Over match at Lahore Country Club, Muridke
29 October: 3rd 50-Over match at Lahore Country Club, Muridke
3 November: 1st T20 match vs Pakistan “A” at Lahore Country Club, Muridke
4 November: 2nd T20 match vs Thailand at Lahore Country Club, Muridke
5 November: 3rd T20 match Pakistan “A” vs Thailand at Lahore Country Club, Muridke
8 November: 4th T20 Final at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore