Windies to tour Pakistan early next year, says Sethi

Marie Harrington
November 13, 2017

Earlier, the tour, which was due to take place in November, was postponed due to adverse weather conditions in Lahore.

The first series will be held from March 29-April 1 next year in Pakistan, but venues are still to be determined.

Najam Sethi reiterated his and the Pakistan Cricket Board's commitment to hosting the final of the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2018, saying that the board would leave no stone unturned to make it happen.

West Indies and Pakistan cricket boards have confirmed that the former will play three T20 games in the sub-continent region next year with all three games to be played in Lahore.

Confirming the news, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said that it has signed an agreement with Cricket West Indies (CWI) under which the two sides would play a T20I series each year in Pakistan and in U.S. for the next five years.

The news will be a big boost to the return of worldwide cricket in Pakistan on a consistent basis after successfully hosted World XI in a three match series and Sri Lanka in a solitary T20I game earlier.

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The two teams will then go to America for a trilateral affair which will include, Pakistan, West Indies and a third country, which has not been named yet.

Following the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009 outside the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, worldwide teams didn't tour the country due to security fears.

Instead, a five-year contract has been signed with the West Indies cricket board.

Sethi said the agreement with West Indies showed a confidence by global sides in touring Pakistan again.

"It was their wish".

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