LAHORE – West Indies has confirmed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of playing a series in the coming year in Pakistan, board chief Najam Sethi announced the news in a press conference on Saturday adding that a five-year agreement has been signed under which the teams will play T20Is in Pakistan and the United States (US) .
Sethi said that West Indies have confirmed the tour in 2018. It should be mentioned here that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Cricket Council (ICC) visited Lahore in September for World XI tour the same month and hailed efforts of the board to revive international cricket in terror-stricken Pakistan.
Confirmation by the West Indies board has come in after a successful Sri Lanka visit to Pakistan for the third Twenty20Internationl of a series of three that Pakistan won.
“There has been a lot of speculation regarding Pakistan and West Indies series. I can confirm now that both the boards have reached an agreement under which we will play a T20 series each year for the next five years in Pakistan and USA subject to availability of dates and venues which will be finalised later, an online sources quoted Sethi.
The matches are to take place on March 29th, 31st and April 1st.
Pakistan Cricket Board, on the other hand is managing Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 draft in coming days where some 501 international players are up for picks by owners of six teams.
Multan Sultans is the sixth and the latest addition to the league for the upcoming season.
According to a report published this week, Gayle, Duminy, Morgan and Johnson are among the players who are to be picked ahead of the fixture early 2018.
Karachi Kings have appointed a fresh skipper for the season. Immad Wasim is now to lead Kings in 2018 whereas Islamabad United have appointed Rumman Raees as their vice-captain and Saeed Ajmal as the bowling coach.