At last some good news starting to flow in Pakistan cricket. Newly appointed PCB President Najam Sethi broke the era of draught for the country to arrange home series announcing West Indies’ confirmation to tour Pakistan in coming November.
Addressing the media in Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Sethi said West Indies Cricket Board has agreed to play three T20 international matches in Pakistan in November, 2017.
The visit, however, remains a subject to security clearance by International Cricket Council security experts.
A statement released by the Pakistan Cricket Board said, “Cricket West Indies and Pakistan Cricket Board are advancing discussions that will see the West Indies team play 3 T20 matches with Pakistan in Lahore in late November.”
Najam Sethi said, “We will play a full series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates after which Sri Lanka will come to Lahore for a Twenty20, so things are shaping up.”
“My mission is to bring back international cricket in Pakistan and hopefully we will be able to announce the full World XI side in next two or three days,” Sethi said.
“It was a very difficult task convincing the Sri Lankan board to send their team to Lahore once again but they have shown great courage in accepting our request and hopefully if security arrangements are confirmed they will come and play T20 matches in October.”
“We will try to organize some matches of the Pakistan Super League in Karachi early next year so that we can start convincing teams to also play at other venues apart from Lahore,” he added.