West Indies to tour Pakistan in March: Najam Sethi
Faizan Lakhani, Saturday Nov 11 2017, https://www.geo.tv/latest/1671...in-march-najam-sethi
KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has signed an agreement with Cricket West Indies for a series of T20Is, each year, for the next five years, in Pakistan and in USA.
Najam Sethi, chairman PCB, told media in Karachi that the scheduled tour by West Indies to Pakistan has also been rescheduled to March next year, which will be first of the series agreed between the two boards.
“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 USA. Subject to availability of dates and venues,” Sethi said.
“West Indies has confirmed that its full team will tour Pakistan next year to play three T20Is to on March 29th, 31st, April 1st,” he added.
Najam confirmed that the reason to postpone the tour was the poor weather condition of Lahore cause by the smog.
“It was initially to be played in November but due to weather it couldn’t be possible,” he said.
“Next March, Pakistan will host first of the series, then Pakistan will play in America. And this will continue for five years,” he said.
The chairman PCB also confirmed that the USA leg for the series will be a trilateral series with one more team.
“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 of FTP.