PCB ready to hosts Series of nations

 . Last updated on August 22, 2017, 3:20 PM
PCB ready to hosts Series of nations
PCB Chairman Najam Sethi is the person behind the rejuvenation of cricket in Pakistan.


Pakistan Cricket Board has been long sidelined from international cricket since the terror attack on Sri Lankan team back in 2009. However, the board is successful so far to bring up a positive environment for revival of cricket in the country with intensive efforts from especially the Chairman and his team. Most credits are to Najam Sethi, PCB Chairman, who has been the harbinger of good news for Pakistan cricket. Recently, the board cracked open several tours from international teams for T20 games. Among them, the most important are the World XI tour and the West Indies team.

As confirmed by Sethi, the 15-member squad World XI will tour Pakistan for a T20 series starting from September 10. The team lead by Andy Flower will play three T20 matches against Pakistan. As scheduled, the XI team will tour Pakistan from Dubai, where it will take part in a training camp. The dates of the tour are not made public as of now due to security reasons. As mentioned by Sethi, three matches are scheduled in four days. Per the chairman, the Punjab Government has approved a ‘Presidential Level Security’ for the World XI team in Lahore. He added, although he wants some matches to be played in Karachi as well, the idea is not finding good support.

Apart from World XI, the West Indies team will also tour Pakistan for a T20 series. This, in fact, will open a cricket season in the country with other nations on pipeline. The Indies team will tour in November. PSC is also talking with Sri Lanka Cricket for a probable tour of Sri Lanka. The team might tour Pakistan for a single T20 match after their UAE tour. The ICC security team will visit Lahore on August 26 and 27 to scrutinize the security measures and aspects at the venues. Sethi termed the progress as a “very big thing” and “September, October and November are big months.”

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