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A step in the night direction

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

A step in the night direction

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KINGSTON – West Indies women’s head coach Sherwin Campbell believes the two night Twenty20 Internationals in Guyana during the coming series against Pakistan will serve the regional side well in their preparation for important international assignments.
The Windies girls will take on Pakistan in four One-Day Internationals and four T20Is starting next Sunday, with the last two T20Is in Guyana scheduled to be played under lights at the National Stadium.
“Playing under lights will be a golden opportunity for these girls to get even more exposure. Night matches and day/night matches are a norm at the international level, so it is very good that the WICB has decided to give the girls two matches under lights,” said the former West Indies vice-captain.
“It will be very good for us to play and experience the conditions under lights as we have the ICC World Cup qualifiers coming up and then [go] on to the next ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka and the World Cup in 2013.
“We are very happy with the support we are getting and this is another chance for the players to improve on their rankings and for the team to move up the table.”
West Indies will play all four ODIs at Arnos Vale in St Vincent before heading to Grenada for the opening T20Is at Progress Park.
The series will help prepare the squad for the 2013 World Cup qualifiers in November when they face Pakistan, Ireland, Japan and Bangladesh in Bangladesh.
Campbell said his side would take a serious approach to the Pakistan series and were looking forward to the contest.
“We are confident. We play very well at home and we believe we have what it takes to beat Pakistan,” he said.
“This series is a big opportunity for all members of the team – the new players as well as the experienced players who make up the backbone of the team.” (CMC)

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