After World XI and Sri Lanka, West Indies Also Agrees to Visit Pakistan

Finally, there’s good news for Pakistani cricket fans. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Najam Sethi has announced that West Indies cricket team will visit Pakistan in November for three T20 internationals.

Last year, PCB vowed to revive cricket in the country and it has kept its promise; World XI team is set to visit Pakistan in September, followed by Sri Lanka in October and now West Indies in November.

The successful hosting of Pakistan Super League final earlier this year at Gaddafi Stadium has opened doors for international cricket in the country.

The tours are seen as a big step towards Pakistan once again hosting major international outfits after militants targeted the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009, killing eight people and wounding at least seven players.

Since the attacks Pakistan has only hosted a limited-over series against Zimbabwe in 2015 while Bangladesh, the West Indies, Sri Lanka and Ireland turned down offers over security fears.

World XI

Talking about the World XI tour, Sethi said that the team will be announced in the next 72 hours. “Andy Flower will be the manager of the World XI team, rest of the names will be announced in 72 hours”, he added.

The fan-favorite Darren Sammy is reportedly going to be the Captain of the World XI. Other players like Brendon McCullum and the like are being contacted by the PCB and ICC for the series.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Cricket Chief Thilanga Sumathipala said:

“Sri Lanka suffered through three decades of terrorism and war and at one stage, no one wanted to come here ─ Pakistan stood by us then, as did India”.

West Indies

PCB released a statement regarding the talks between West Indies Cricket Board and the PCB for a three-match series. It stated,

“Cricket West Indies and Pakistan Cricket Board are advancing discussions that will see the West Indies team play 3 T20 matches against Pakistan in Lahore in late November”.

 The future of Pakistan cricket looks bright, provided the security situation remains calm.

Feature Writer


      • Bomb blasts are a norm there….

        Recently when Ronaldinho visited Pakistan…while giving an interview to a journalist…the firework went off and Ronaldinho felt like some Suicide bombing was happening….his expressions were funny

          • Yea osama was also an indian agent yea?
            Int Court of justice is also biased
            The whole w9rld is biased except you

              • I don’t want to start a personal war here otherwise I can also use some decent words about you and your family. The point is we all know that Jadhav was on mission here in Pakistan and was supporting terrorism in Pakistan

                • He was abducted from Iran by your men…yes or no?

                  ICJ didnt give verdict in your favour either

                  Pak dossiers were rejected by ICJ…no?

                  • this is allegations by India not truth who knows the truth because you think he was abducted from Iran and we think that he was terrorist.

                    ICJ hasn’t declared him innocent.

                    • Ohhh! The innocent india.
                      Giving so much importance to ICJ and not to the resolutions of UN for liberation of Kashmir.

                      Please focus on what’s happening with Sikh community in your country now a days and not worry about international cricket coming to Pakistan.
                      May God help you with your jealousy of this upcoming happiness of our nation

                    • You can go and read the 1948 resolution 9n Kashmir but most prolly you aren’t literate enough….every year Pakistan gets humiliated on World stage and the UN body keeps giving the same advise about following the 1948 resolution on Kashmir

                      Sikhs are having a great time in India….among the richest and among successful people….and delivering justice in the Kashmir valley to Jihadi chaps at 600 rounds per minute with their AK-47s

                      May happiness come to Pakistan…..chances are bleak though

                    • Yeah. The level of literacy is reflected in your decent wording which you earlier used for me.
                      May GOD protect us from enemies.

                    • Thanks…glad to know that my literacy level helped me choose the right words for a right person…

                    • Sikhs are really having great time or i would say giving tough time now a days in India with riots everywhere.
                      Justice will surely be done one day and those who are having 600 rounds per minute on innocent people will have to face the consequences.

                      You shouldn’t be worried about us or our happiness, we are happy for whatever we have in our country you just keep your focus somewhere else.

                      Don’t you have something interesting in India to follow?

                      If you hate Pakistan stay away from news related to us. Simple

        • Shiva, we as a nation try to protect our guests, our fellow countrymen, our minorities. But what’s happening in India where people are getting butchered for the sake of animals like Cow etc. Where women specially foreigners are being gang raped. What do you say the destroyer?

          • India==Rape Sensation
            Chalo hamra toh eik case tha aap ki country mein toh rape aam si baat hai :P
            Aap log toh bs kisi foreign ko dekh toh leein agaay…………………hmmm no comment
            RItual toh aap nay bana diya hai Rape ko yar haad hai google pay rape likho toh India ka naam daily hota hai yar kisi din toh chor do :P


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