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West Indies to tour Pakistan for three T20s in 2018

West Indies to tour Pakistan for three T20s in 2018

The West Indies Twenty20 global tour of Pakistan has been pushed forward to March of next year and also added to the cricket calendar for the next five years, officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced.

I can confirm now that both the boards have reached an agreement under which we will play a T20 series each year for the next five years in Pakistan and United States of America subject to availability of dates and venues which will be finalised later, an online sources quoted Sethi.

The tour was initially supposed to happen in November this year but has had to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.

All three matches - on March 29, 31 and April 1 - will be played in Lahore.

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Windies will face Pakistan in Lahore on March 29 and 31 and April 1 after the tour was postponed from its initial November schedule.

Pakistan Cricket Board, on the other hand is managing Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 draft in coming days where some 501 global players are up for picks by owners of six teams. He further elaborated that the PCB and the CWI have mutually agreed to play series in Pakistan and the USA.

Pakistan had hoped three-match series would further help them revive global cricket in their country, where foreign teams have been refusing to tour over security fears for eight years.

"We are in talks and will soon finalise the third team for the USA leg", he said while adding that this bilateral arrangements between PCB and West Indies is outside the Future Tours Programme (FTP). Following World XI's tour of the country, Pakistan also hosted Sri Lanka for a single T20I game which was played at Lahore.


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