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International cricket team to tour Pakistan in March for T20I series, confirmed Sethi

The Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi announced on Saturday that West Indies cricket team will tour Pakistan in March this year for a three-match T20I series,

Najam Sethi told that West Indies and Pakistan will play three T20 matches in the Gaddafi Stadium of Lahore. The T20I series will be scheduled in the end of March 2018, he added.

The PCB chief pointed out that Pakistan has already successfully hosted international cricketers [in the ICC World XI team], Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

West Indies was originally scheduled to tour Pakistan in November 2017 but the series was postponed amid thick smog in Punjab’s provincial capital and unwillingness of West Indies senior players.

According to media reports, Najam Sethi is attending a meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in UAE where he also told that the PCB has signed a trilateral series between Bangladesh, Pakistan and West Indies in August 2018.

The trilateral series is likely to be held in the United States (US) with Florida and Houston as venues for the seven matches, he added.

Few days ago, Sethi expressed hope that in view of the improving security situation in the country and the successfully-hosted T20 matches in Lahore, the time is not far when Pakistan is able to host complete ODI and Test series.

“If we prepare our stadiums, we will be able to host matches with time. I believe international cricket will be fully restored in Pakistan within two years, at most,” he said.

He also assured that cricket in Pakistan would receive a huge boost due to the new talent being discovered at school and club-level cricket and in PSL. “You will see that the [inconsistency] will go away soon.”

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