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West Indies agree to visit Pakistan next month

Hiru News 2018-03-12 13:02:00

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 the matches are to be played in Karachi.


These will be the first international matches in Karachi since the 2009 attacks on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore brought international cricket in Pakistan to a virtual halt.


Pakistan has played nearly all their "home" matches in the UAE since then.


There has been a slow trickle of international teams returning to Pakistan since 2015, with Zimbabwe, a World XI, and most recently Sri Lanka making short visits for limited-overs games, but all of them were confined to the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore.


Karachi is also set to host the final of the ongoing Pakistan Super League.