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PCB invites West Indies to play T20s in Pakistan

By Rashmi Nanda -

Najam Sethi, the Pakistan Cricket Board Executive Committee Chairman has confirmed that PCB has invited West Indies to play two-match T20 series in Pakistan in March.

The proposal was sent as a precondition in respond to another invitation received from West Indies requesting Pakistan to play a T20 series in Florida in the United States, said Najam.

On Saturday, Sethi told Dawn News, "We gave a proposal to WICB that after West Indies' tour to England, which will end on March 9; they can come to Pakistan between March 11 to 15," 

PCB Executive Committee Chairman said that the board is in constant touch with the West Indies Cricket Board on the matter. Shah also insisted that the Pakistan cricket board is trying their best to end the dearth of international cricket in Pakistan.

Though the Windies cricketers have manifested their condition on security issues in Pakistan, but Sethi said that they are trying hard to convince them.

Najam stated, "We told them that the security situation had improved and Pakistan Super League final will also be played in Lahore. In this scenario, there is no reason to refuse a tour to Pakistan. If PSL final is held in Lahore, followed by World T20 Champions visit to play T20s in Lahore then this development will open the door of international cricket in Pakistan,"

In 2009, the terrorists had attacked the Sri Lankan team bus, since then Pakistan has not hosted any international cricket tournaments here.