Merissa Aguilleira led 13-member Windies side with a support staff landed in Karachi on Wednesday. This is the first time in 15 years that a non-Asian women’s side is touring Pakistan. Bangladesh last played Pakistan in Karachi four years ago. They are scheduled to play three T20Is in Karachi before flying to Dubai to play the ODI series which is a part of the ICC Women’s ODI championship.
The squad was received by the officials of the PCB Women’s wing and were given special VVIP security from airport to hotel. The three-match series begins tomorrow (January 1st).
Merissa Aguilleira tweeted after reaching Pakistan sharing her happiness.
The Pakistan players welcomed the Windies side on Twitter. Here are some reactions:
Welcome to Pakistan @mraguilleira and team, exciting times! All the best for the series and hope you get some time to check out the beautiful city of Karachi where I grew up. I’m sure @mir_sana05 @maroof_bismah and team have planned some fun activities, hope you all enjoy 🇵🇰 https://t.co/jVKNJkDXpv
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) January 30, 2019
Welcome my friend https://t.co/5QfmoCnpDU
— Sana Mir ثناء میر (@mir_sana05) January 30, 2019
Welcome to our Country 💕#PAKWvsWIW
— Bismah Maroof (@maroof_bismah) January 30, 2019