Pakistan set to host West Indies for T20I series in Karachi

Lester Mason
March 15, 2018

But Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi said Sunday he had successfully negotiated with Cricket West Indies to have the series hosted in Karachi, the country's financial centre and most populous city. "This is part of our agreement with the West Indies board", Sethi told reporters, adding PCB was unlikely to make any profit from the series.

While the attack took place in Lahore, global teams ceased their tours of Pakistan, with the national side forced to play their home matches in the United Arab Emirates. That is how we intend to put Karachi back on the cricket map once again.

Pakistan had been a no-go zone for worldwide teams since a 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus, which killed eight people and left seven visiting players injured.

Karachi will also host the PSL final on March 25, while Lahore will host two play-off games on March 20 and 21.

It will be the first worldwide matches in Karachi since Sri Lanka played a Test match in 2009 when the visiting team came under terrorist attack in Lahore and Pakistan became virtually a no go-zone area for foreign teams. "Karachi people should welcome this".

"Good news! West Indies have agreed to play three T20 matches in Karachi on 1st, 2nd and 4th April", wrote the PCB chief on Twitter, adding: "CM Sindh is fully supporting this PCB initiative".

"Reg DIckason and his men will be here during the PSL final and we have contracted them to oversee the West Indies games as well", Sethi said. He will there to assess security arrangement for the T20I series.

"We have a separate agreement with the West Indies in which we are exploring a tri-lateral series including Pakistan, West Indies and one other country, which will be played in the United States of America over next five years".

"This will be a one-off will be a loss-making enterprise".

"Their expert will stay back for seven days and conduct the security for West Indies series".

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