LAHORE – Biggest news in the beginning of New Year as West Indies cricket team has given a nod to play short series in Pakistan.
Ever since the attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009, no major international side has visited Pakistan. Though, Zimbabwean side visited Pakistan in 2015, but could not break the jinx of international cricket drought in the country.
Earlier on Friday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) unofficially invited West Indies team to play two-match T20 I series n Pakistan in March this year.
In an interview, PCB Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi said the Board is trying hard to end the drought of international cricket in Pakistan and has been in talks with several cricket boards around the world.
The abandoned cricket grounds will again see the colour and hustle of the game in 2017 after a long gap.
According to PCB, West Indies will tour Pakistan in March this year with two Twenty20 matches planned in the series. In response, Pakistan also will play two matches in West Indies against the hosts.
The board demanded the government to provide fool-proof security. Security panel of West Indies Cricket Board will visit Pakistan soon.