West Indies to play 3 T20s in Karachi next month

Annette Crawford
March 15, 2018

Pakistan took another giant leap in reviving worldwide cricket in their country when Najam Sethi, Pakistan's cricket chief, on Sunday (March 11) announced a three-match Twenty20 global series with Windies starting next month in Karachi. Pakistan have played almost all their "home" matches in the UAE since then.

Najam Sethi, chairman of the PCB, also announced that he was in talks with West Indies Cricket for a Twenty20 tri-series in the US.

According to an official of PCB, the three T20Is between Pakistan and West Indies will now be played on 1st, 2nd and 3rd April instead of 1st, 2nd and 4th April as announced earlier.

The West Indies will become the latest global cricket team to commit to playing in Pakistan, following Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan.

Zimbabwe, a World XI and a Sri Lankan team have toured Pakistan over the last three years but all these short limited-overs series were organized at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has completed arrangements for final of third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) to be played in Karachi on March 25- a major event taking place in Karachi after nine years. That is how we intend to put Karachi back on the cricket map once again.

"The PSL trophy will be taken directly from Dubai to Karachi, where final will be held at a jam-packed stadium". "Now it is Karachi's turn to rise and shine with PSL3 Final and WI", Sethi wrote in a separate tweet.

"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 U.S. over next five years".

The West Indies are the reigning World Twenty20 champions, after winning the title in India in 2016.

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