Pakistan to play three T20s against West Indies in Karachi

Paola Ditto
Marzo 15, 2018

Pakistan took another giant leap in reviving worldwide cricket in their country when Najam Sethi, Pakistan's cricket chief, on Sunday (March 11) announced a three-match Twenty20 global series with Windies starting next month in Karachi.

The ill-fated tour's second match saw the islanders targeted in a terrorist attack, following which worldwide teams opted against visiting Pakistan, forcing the PCB to organise its home series in UAE.

"I have been working day and night to conclude an agreement with West Indies which I have just finalised an hour ago", Sethi said.

Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium hosted two Twenty20 and three one-day internationals against Zimbabwe in 2015; last year's final of the PSL and three T20 internationals against a World XI; as well as a T20 worldwide match against Sri Lanka, demonstrating the country's improved security.

PCB had earlier announced that West Indies has confirmed to play three T20is in Pakistan early next month.

The PCB had been trying to convince foreign teams to restart global cricket back in Pakistan.

"The PSL trophy will be taken directly from Dubai to Karachi, where final will be held at a jam-packed stadium". The West Indies series takes place over 1st, 2nd and 4th April. That is how we intend to put Karachi back on the cricket map once again.

West Indies are the reigning World Twenty20 champions after winning the WLT20 in 2016 and thus the contest between both the teams looks promising. "The details about the venues, dates and financial model will be discussed later but in principle it has decided that three countries will play in the United States of America".

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