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West Indies to Play Twenty20 Series for Next Five Years in Pakistan

13 November 2017

West Indies will also host a reciprocal series against Pakistan, probably in the United States, as part of the agreement.

The tour was initially supposed to happen in November this year but has had to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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.

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Pakistan had hoped three-match series would further help them revive worldwide cricket in their country, where foreign teams have been refusing to tour over security fears for eight years.

"There has been a lot of speculation regarding Pakistan and West Indies series".

"As we speak, the National Logistics Cell (NLC) is working overtime and they have promised to get Karachi stadium ready to host the final in March", Sethi assured. The first series will be in Pakistan, and then we will go to America to play the [reciprocal] series.

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Following the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009 outside the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, global teams didn't tour the country due to security fears.

It should be mentioned here that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Cricket Council (ICC) visited Lahore in September for World XI tour the same month and hailed efforts of the board to revive international cricket in terror-stricken Pakistan. The series will comprise three T20 matches on March 29, 31, and April 1 and all the matches will be played in Lahore. They think holding a series in the U.S. is financially more feasible.

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West Indies to Play Twenty20 Series for Next Five Years in Pakistan