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Anya Shrubsole has been ruled-out of the first two encounters of England women’s five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against the West Indies due to injury.

The Somerset opening bowler sustained a left side strain during the team’s warm-up match against a Jamaican representative eleven yesterday (Thursday 6th October).  She is now targeting a return to action in time for the final three ODIs against the hosts, which will be played at Sabina Park, Kingston on 14th, 16th and 19th October.

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The England and Wales Cricket Board and Warwickshire CCC today announced that Edgbaston will next summer host the first day/night Test Match to be staged in the UK.

Subject to final confirmation with ICC, the hours of play will be 2 pm to 9pm. Pink balls made by Dukes will be used in the Investec Test Match and the players will wear traditional Test match clothing.

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The West Indies Cricket Board has today announced that England women’s five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against the West Indies in Jamaica will go ahead as planned, with the action getting underway on Saturday (8th October).

The news follows confirmation that facilities at the Trelawny Stadium in Montego Bay and Sabina Park in Kingston – due to host the first two and final three ODIs respectively – are fit for play, after Hurricane Matthew hit the Caribbean island earlier in the week.

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Pakistan continued their dominance of the West Indies in the current series between the two sides, winning their fifth straight match in the UAE at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday night.

Pakistan batted first and made 337-5 off their 50 overs. West Indies replied with 278-7 off 50 overs. Pakistan won by 59 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series with one match left.

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Legendary pacer Waqar Younis believes the dramatic sacking of the West Indies head coach Phil Simmons, on the eve of the ongoing tour against Pakistan, has had a negative impact on the Caribbean side's performance.

The West Indies looked a shadow of themselves in the Twenty20 International series and were thrashed 0-3 by Pakistan, and also suffered a heavy 111-run defeat in the opening One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series here last Friday.

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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has said they outplayed the West Indies in every department in a 3-0 whitewash of the reigning world champions in the recent Twenty20 International series.

"We never imagined that we would win the series 3-0. They are the world champions and they are a strong team, conditions wise," Sarfraz told reporters here on Wednesday, reports CMC.

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The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming Test Series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

The series will consist of three Test matches. The opening match will be a day/night fixture at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, from Thursday, October 13 to Monday, October 17.

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