Pakistan hopeful but WICB expected to reject T20 offer

Pakistan hopeful but WICB expected to reject T20 offer

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited the West Indies national cricket team to play two T20 Inter­nationals in March on Pakistan

Najam Sethi, PCB executive committee chairman told to news media that the invitation was in response to one from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

“We gave a proposal to WICB that after West Indies’ [series against] England, which will end on March 9, they can come to Pakistan between March 11 to 15,” Sethi said.

If the WICB agrees to the tour, PCB would also sanction the two T20Is in Florida at the end of March, according to Sethi.

However, CMC Sports understands the WICB is expected to reject the PCB’s offer, as the Caribbean body remains mindful of the volatile security situation in Pakistan.

Sethi said while he understood there would be reservations by the WICB, he assured the volatile security situation in the country had since improved.

“We told them (WICB) that the security situation had improved and Pakistan Super League final will also be played in Lahore. In this scenario, there is no reason to refuse a tour to Pakistan,” PCB executive committee chairman stated.

“If the PSL final is held in Lahore, followed by World T20 champions visit to play T20s in Lahore then this development will open the door of international cricket in Pakistan”, he added.

 

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