West Indies set to tour Pakistan for T20 series

17 September, 2017, 00:23 | Author: Ora Austin
  • The tall fast bowler was initially banned for one year along with a fine of $1,000 by PCB

The cricketer even appreciated the hospitality he received in Pakistan. The PCB has had to rely on heavy financial incentives for the visiting players to draw them to the country so far. The World XI coach praised the security arrangements in Lahore, saying that the security plan made the players feel secure over the course of their trip to the country. Once he was out on the ground the crowd started cheering "Boom Boom Afridi" as rickshaw drove him around the stadium.

While the visits of two worldwide sides in the latter half of the current year bode well for Pakistan cricket, there is still a long way to go for the country to draw back major sides for a bilateral tour. There was energy don't get me wrong - Collingwood, who has played in Lahore before, thought the crowd's intensity was high.

"Now that the first step has been taken, there will be more steps on way", he said.

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Pakistan claimed a 2-1 series victory after winning the third and final match by 33 runs. On the 15th September 2017 West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron has announced that the West Indies team will visit Pakistan in November for a three-match T20 series.

The ICC provided and funded security resources for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the three-match series, which Pakistan won 2-1, and ICC's head of media and communication, Sami ul Hassan, says that ICC will continue to contribute towards the revival of worldwide cricket in Pakistan.

Overjoyed at the upcoming tours, Sethi informed that Sri Lanka has also green-lighted playing single T20 worldwide on October 29 in Lahore. The two were given a standing ovation by a packed 25,000 crowd. Responding to this announcement Shahid Afridi thanked Najam Sethi and said; "Nothing better than supporting this noble cause". "I think when they'll go back, they will have good memories, fond memories, which are going to stay with them for a very long time", added Sami, who is also a senior journalist.

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