Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Windies to tour Pakistan for 3 T20Is

Windies to tour Pakistan for 3 T20Is

Global cricket's slow trickle back into Pakistan continues with West Indies set to play a three-match Twenty20 series in Karachi in the first week of April, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has announced.

"We have a separate agreement with the West Indies in which we are exploring a tri-lateral series including Pakistan, West Indies and one other country, which will be played in the U.S. over next five years".

The latest development of the series suggests that Karachi will be hosting all the three matches between Pakistan and Windies.

The matches will be played on April 1, 2 and 4th in National Stadium. Sethi announced that he has been working extensively to ensure Cricket Windies (WC) agrees on the series and they've finally inked the deal.

PCB Chairman added, "Just some hours before they have confirmed that they will play three matches on April 1, 2 and 4th in National Stadium of Karachi", adding that "PCB was in efforts to bring cricket back in Karachi".

Sunday night at Dubai witnessed the most thrilling contest in the Pakistan Super League as Lahore Qalandars prevailed over Karachi Kings in the Super Over with the match tied after 20 overs of both innings were bowled.

Coach Mickey Arthur will be expecting the same wisdom from his batsmen as they need another big total against Lahore who can only spoil Karachi's party if they run in form. "The idea wasn't to make money, it was to bring cricket back, so this is a step in that direction".

Sethi also tweeted saying, "Good news!"

Earlier, Lahore was announced as the venue of the West Indies matches but the PCB was encouraged to host the matches outside Lahore after Karachi was declared safe by global security experts last month. "CM Sindh is FULLY supporting this PCB initiative".

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