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West Indies to tour Pakistan for three T20s in 2018


The global cricket came back to Pakistan after the series against World XI and a one-off match against Sri Lanka and now, the development goes ahead with the next series against West Indies in March 2018.

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.

The matches are to take place on March 29th, 31st and April 1st.

In a press conference, PCB chairman said, "West Indies and Pakistan cricket board has signed an agreement to play a series of T20 matches each year for the next five years in Pakistan and in the US", said Sethi.

The two teams will then go to America for a trilateral affair which will include, Pakistan, West Indies and a third country, which has not been named yet. "But the series we will play in the United States of America will be a tri-series with the third team to be decided later", he added.

The attack injured six Sri Lankan players and killed six security personnel and two civilians and Pakistan have since played nearly all of their "home" matches in the United Arab Emirates.

Sethi stressed on the need to have the big game at Karachi's National Stadium during the PSL draft in Lahore on Sunday (November 12), adding that he hoped the renovation work at the stadium would be completed in time for the event.

The West Indies has committed to playing three Twenty20s in Lahore against Pakistan in March and April.

The regional team was expected to visit the Pakistan city of Lahore later this month, but saw the tour postponed after the region became enveloped in smog. They think holding a series in the USA is financially more feasible.