Karachi set to host Pakistan-West Indies T20Is

March 11, 2018

KARACHI: West Indies are set to become the latest international team to tour Pakistan. Najam Sethi, the PCB chairman, has announced that they will visit the country in early April for a series of three T20Is, all of them to be played in Karachi.

“Good news! West Indies have agreed to play three T20 matches in KARACHI on 1, 2 and 4th April,” Sethi tweeted, adding: “CM Sindh is fully supporting this PCB initiative.”

The location of the three-match series comes as a surprise, given no cricket involving international players has been played in Karachi since the Sri Lankan team bus attacks in Lahore nine years ago. It was widely believed the series, like all international cricket so far since 2009, would be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Sethi had last year announced a five-year plan that involved the West Indies touring Pakistan every year until 2022, but in January walked back on that claim due to the costs involved. Agencies