Windies to tour Pakistan early next year, says Sethi


The first series will be in Pakistan, and then we will go to America to play the [reciprocal] series.

Confirming the news, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said that it has signed an agreement with Cricket West Indies (CWI) under which the two sides would play a T20I series each year in Pakistan and in United States of America for the next five years.

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

Pakistan hosted Zimbabwe for a limited over series in 2015 followed by staging of the final of the Pakistan Super League and Twenty20 series with a World XI - both this year.

"We have an agreement with West Indies for the next five years", PCB chairman Najam Sethi said in comments published by Dawn newspaper. The tour was to take place in November of 2017 but was postponed because of weather conditions in the country that were not deemed appropriate.

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"West Indies has confirmed that its full team will tour Pakistan next year to play three T20Is on March 29th, 31st, April 1st". Thereafter, Sri Lanka played third T20 in their three match series in Lahore as well.

There is certain news around about a T20 series between Pakistan and West Indies in November.

"These bilateral [series] will be a part of the FTP, since we've made this agreement involving the ICC".

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. They think holding a series in the U.S. is financially more feasible.