West Indies commits to T20 series in Pakistan in March

MORE CRICKET TO COME Najam Sethi says five-year contract with West Indies proves that return of international teams to Pakistan is not just based on one-time affairs

West Indies to play 3-match T20 series in Pakistan, confirms Sethi

"West Indies has confirmed that its full team will tour Pakistan next year to play three T20Is on March 29th, 31st, April 1st".

Najam Sethi-Chairman PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) informed on Saturday that the West Indies cricket team would be visiting Pakistan consecutively for five years back to back to play a three-match Twenty20 series.

The series, originally carded for late November, was aborted because of severe smog in Lahore and the unavailability of the leading West Indies players, but will now be played from March 29th to April 1, 2018.

It is a very happy moment for Pakistan that after nearly 8 years, an global team is coming for playing a full series.

The tour was initially supposed to happen in November this year but has had to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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.

Pakistan had largely been shunned by worldwide teams for the past eight years due to security concerns following an attack by gunmen on the bus carrying the Sri Lankan team in 2009.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that West Indies will play a three-match Twenty20 global series against Pakistan in Lahore in March next year.

Since the attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009 global cricket in Pakistan was suspended but recently a limited over series with Zimbabwe, the Pakistan Super League final, Twenty20 series with a World XI were all held in Lahore.

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

West Indies will now travel to Pakistan for a three-match T20 worldwide series in March of 2018.

"It was their wish. And if you look at it, a three-nation tournament will attract a lot of interest", Sethi ended.

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