West Indies ready to play cricket in Pakistan: Najam Sethi
LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Executive Committee Chairman Najam Sethi on Sunday said West Indies were ready to play cricket in Pakistan, ARY News reported.
Talking to media persons in Lahore, he said West Indies had agreed to play cricket matches in Lahore, given security situation was satisfactory.
“West Indies have asked to make satisfactory security for the team,” he said adding that Pakistan will in return play two matches with the World T20 Champions in Florida, US.
Pakistan have long been facing lack of international cricket at home grounds after Sri Lanka team were attacked here in 2009. The national team has to hold home ground matches in UAE for security reasons.
While, PCB is striving hard to hold matches in the homeland. One such effort includes the announcement of holding Pakistan Super League-II final in Lahore. Each PSL team includes several international players.
According to local media, Najam Sethi had recently invited West Indies to play a two T20 matches in Pakistan in March 2017.
He said PCB was trying hard to end the drought of international cricket in Pakistan.
“We gave a proposal to WICB that after West Indies’ tour to England on March 9, they can visit Pakistan between March 11 to 15,” he said.