Windies to tour Pakistan early next year, says Sethi

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

The two cricket boards signed an agreement to also meet in T20s for the next five years.

"The weather conditions were not conducive so we did not take any risk and next year a full strength West Indies team will play three Twenty20 matches on March 29, 31 and April 1", said Sethi at a press conference. The first series will be in Pakistan, and then we will go to America to play the [reciprocal] series.

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

Global cricket was suspended in Pakistan after terrorists attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009, which killed eight people and injured several players.

The series held in the United States would be a joint venture whereas the one in Pakistan would exclusively be hosted by the country. "We have made a commitment to try our best to have the final in Karachi", he added.

Karachi is next in line, but the stadium there has been undergoing fix work after the PCB allocated 1.5 billion Pakistani rupees for it. Sethi visited Karachi and also conducted a security assessment of the stadium last month.

Najam Sethi-Chairman PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) informed on Saturday that the West Indies cricket team would be visiting Pakistan consecutively for five years back to back to play a three-match Twenty20 series.

The chairman lauded PSL's role in promoting Pakistan cricket, saying that the league is Pakistan's answer to rest of the world as local cricket has already started to receive the fruits of the league.

"It was their wish".

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