PCB chairman announces new dates for West Indies tour to Pakistan

MORE CRICKET TO COME Najam Sethi says five-year contract with West Indies proves that return of international teams to Pakistan is not just based on one-time affairs

West Indies will also host a reciprocal series against Pakistan, probably in the United States, as part of the agreement. The matches would be played on 29March, 31 March and 1 April as Sethi informed.

Windies are set to play a three-match Twenty20 series in Pakistan in March and April next year, it was announced on Saturday.

Earlier, the tour, which was due to take place in November, was postponed due to adverse weather conditions in Lahore.

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.

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 also highlighted how the PSL has helped in bringing cricket back home, saying that with the PSL final in Lahore, PCB was able to convince everyone to visit Pakistan and play cricket.

"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.

Pakistan hosted Zimbabwe for a limited over series in 2015 followed by staging of the final of the Pakistan Super League and Twenty20 series with a World XI - both this year.

"There were talks to play the series in November, but due to unforeseen weather, we didn't take a risk so we will start our first series from March next year followed by the one in the U.S.", said Sethi. "And if you look at it, a three-nation tournament will attract a lot of interest", Sethi ended.

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