West Indies to tour Pakistan for three T20s in 2018

Randolph Lopez
November 13, 2017

The West Indies have confirmed they will play a three-match T20I series in Lahore in March next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced at a press conference on Saturday. The matches would be played on 29March, 31 March and 1 April as Sethi informed.

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.

The series which is going to be played in the United States of America, will be a triangular series, as the third team is not decided yet.

The PCB is on a quest to have worldwide cricket returned to the country after several years, following an attack by militants on the Sri Lankan team bus back in 2009 which left several of the security forces dead.

The attack injured six Sri Lankan players and killed six security personnel and two civilians and Pakistan have since played nearly all of their "home" matches in the United Arab Emirates.

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Sethi added that the series in Pakistan would be a bilateral series.

It should be mentioned here that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Cricket Council (ICC) visited Lahore in September for World XI tour the same month and hailed efforts of the board to revive international cricket in terror-stricken Pakistan.

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.

"There were talks to play the series in November, but due to unforeseen weather, we didn't take a risk so we will start our first series from March next year followed by the one in the USA", Sethi said in Lahore.

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