LAHORE: Pakistan stated Tuesday it hoped the West Indies would conform to play two Twenty20 internationals within the country in March despite safety issues.
No major crew has toured Pakistan in view that a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. They play their “residence” series within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Pakistan did host Zimbabwe for three Twenty20s and as many one-day internationals in may just-June 2015. but that didn’t persuade the bigger groups to resume excursions.
Pakistan Cricket Board government committee chief Najam Sethi said he was hopeful the West Indies would tour for two Twenty20 games on March 18 and 19.
“now we have invited West Indies for two Twenty20 internationals and their safety workforce is because of discuss with Pakistan later this month, so we’re hopeful of website hosting the fits,” Sethi informed reporters.
Sethi mentioned he believed the successful webhosting of the ultimate of the Pakistan super League (PSL), a T20 contest, in Lahore on March 9 would pave the best way for a West Indies tour.
“we’ve got decided to stage the ultimate of PSL and as soon as it is staged successfully in an effort to open the way in which for the West Indies tour,” he mentioned. Pakistan had been compelled to host the inaugural edition of the PSL in the UAE closing yr.
The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed it was once taking into account the tour concept, subject to a safety clearance. If it goes beforehand there will be two reciprocal Twenty20 fits in Lauderhill in america state of Florida beforehand of Pakistan´s tour to the Caribbean in March-April.
Pakistan did try to persuade the West Indies to play three Twenty20 internationals in Lahore earlier than their full collection closing yr in the UAE. but the thought was once rejected because of security fears.
Efforts to persuade Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and eire to tour Pakistan have also failed in the last five years.