Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

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

Earlier, the tour was supposed to happen in November this year but due to unforeseen circumstances, the tour rescheduled to next year.

"West Indies and Pakistan Cricket Board have signed an agreement to play a series of T20 matches, each year for the next five years - in Pakistan and in the U.S. - subject to availability of dates and venues", PCB chairman Najam Sethi told media here.

Sethi said the PCB and Cricket West Indies have agreed to play Twenty20 series for five years.

The matches will be on March 29 and 31 and April 1, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi said on Saturday. This is not a one-off series, we have tied up with the Windies for a period of five years.

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.

West Indies are all set to travel to Pakistan for a three-match T20I series in March next year after the cricketing boards of the two countries signed a five-year agreement.

A third team will also be invited to US for a tri-series, said Sethi.

Pakistan have already hosted the Pakistan Super League final in March followed by a tour by the World Eleven in September and most recently, Sri Lanka played a lone T20 in Lahore on October 29.

Pakistan Cricket Board, on the other hand is managing Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 draft in coming days where some 501 worldwide players are up for picks by owners of six teams.

Sethi said Pakistan felt it was financially viable to have a tri-series of T20 matches in the United States every year.

Sethi said that West Indies have confirmed the tour in 2018.

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