In attempts to revive cricket in Pakistan, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) persuaded West Indian management to visit Pakistan and play a three-match T20I series.
After Sri Lanka, West Indies will be the second major international team to visit Pakistan after the attack on Sri Lanka’s team in 2009.
However, the initial dates on which the matches were supposed to be held have now been revised.
West Indies will now play the three matches on three consecutive days, following Sindh government’s orders.
PCB’s chairman, Najam Sethi, tweeted regarding this matter which read:
The West Indies will play 3 T20 matches with Pakistan in National Stadium Karachi on 1st, 2nd and 3rd April 2018. The dates have been adjusted on advice of Sindh govt so that there is no match on the occasion of Barsi of ex PM Pak Mr Z A Bhutto on April 4th.
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) March 13, 2018
A source from PCB revealed:
The dates have been adjusted so that there is no match on the occasion of the anniversary of former PM of Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto on April 4th.
This has been done on the advice of the Sindh Government.
PCB remains hopeful that all the West Indies stars will visit Pakistan and help the country in reconstructing its image on the international stage.
It is worth mentioning that West Indies were scheduled to visit Pakistan back in October 2017 as well. However, due to smog and other factors, the West Indian management delayed the tour.