'The England women's cricket team has never toured Pakistan before so this is another important step in our history and journey.'
England Women will tour Pakistan for the first time in October, joining the men's side in an unprecedented joint trip, cricket chiefs announced on Thursday.
England women will play the two T20Is as double-headers alongside their men’s team on 14 and 15 October, while the ODIs will be played on 18, 20 and 22 October. The National Stadium will host all five fixtures.
Unlike the men’s side, who will be returning to Pakistan for the first time since 2005, this will be the 50-over world champions’ maiden tour to Pakistan.
Eoin Morgan's white-ball team had already committed to a two-match Twenty20 series in Karachi on Oct.14 and 15, with those dates now turned into double-headers involving Heather Knight's side.
England Women, world champions in the 50-over format, will then stay in Karachi to compete in three one-day internationals, on Oct.18, 20 and 22.
"We are absolutely delighted to be making this historic announcement today," said Clare Connor, managing director of women's cricket for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
"The England women's cricket team has never toured Pakistan before so this is another important step in our history and journey."
Wasim Khan, chief executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board, said the matches would be a good test for the hosts ahead of the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand.
"World champions England accompanying their men's side for their first-ever tour to Karachi is an extremely powerful and strong announcement for Pakistan, our women's cricketers," he said.
"Women's T20Is taking place before the men's matches at the iconic National Stadium will mean more eyeballs will follow these matches than ever before."
October 14 – 1st T20I, National Stadium, Karachi
October 15 – 2nd T20I, National Stadium, Karachi
October 18 – 1st ODI, National Stadium, Karachi
October 20 – 2nd ODI, National Stadium, Karachi
October 22 – 3rd ODI, National Stadium, Karachi
Proteas captain Dane van Niekerk won the toss and opted to bat on a slow track at Sydney Showgrounds, with her team making a competitive 136 for six, boosted by Wolvaardt's late fireworks. In reply Pakistan could only manage 119 for five.
Pakistan openers Javeria Khan and Muneeba Ali controlled the chase expertly and put on 57, with captain Bismah Maroof's unbeaten 38 steering her side to a seventh win at the Women's T20 World Cup.
"He's fantastic," said Langer in a conference call on Wednesday from Southampton, where Australia begin a three-match Twenty20 series of their own against England later this week.
Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem created history as he became the first South Asian to cross the 90.18-metre barrier in the sport and the first ever Pakistani to claim the athletics gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
The international flavour of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup was more evident than ever at the 2022 renewal of the world’s premier international jockeys’ competition at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, despite a home win for the Great Britain & Ireland team who finished with 132 points.
The 27-year-old Avalanche Andretti driver delivered a lights-to-flag performance in the first race of the London E-Prix last weekend before finishing runner-up in the second race a day later.