Najam Sethi elected as new PCB Chairman

West Indies to tour Pakistan after World XI, Sri Lanka visits

West Indies team will visit Pakistan in November this year to play three T20 matches in Lahore after the tour of World XI and Sri Lanka and the visits of these three foreign teams will mark the return of international cricket to Pakistan.

This was stated by Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi at a news conference here on Monday at Gaddafi Stadium. Also present were Director Media, Amjad Bhatti and Haroon Rasheed, Director Cricket Operations PCB.

“It is a major breakthrough that three foreign teams will be visiting Pakistan in the next three months and with these tours we will see a lot of international cricket being played in our country after a long gap,” he added. Najam Sethi also read out a statement of the Cricket West Indies regarding the visit of their team to Pakistan.

“Cricket West Indies and the PCB are advancing discussion that will see the West Indies playing three T20 matches in Lahore in late November. “The tour is subject to the safe conclusion of the ICC World XI team three match series in September in Lahore and affirmation of manageable security by the ICC sponsored international security company overseeing the security arrangements of the World XI.

“The announcement follows discussions between Cricket West Indies President Dave Cameron and Chairman PCB Najam Sethi,” said the statement adding “Both sides expressed a desire to facilitate the return of international cricket to Pakistan.”

The PCB chairman said the tours of World XI, Sri Lankan and West Indian side are steps forward to bring back international cricket to Pakistan which will start a new era of cricket in Pakistan which was deprived of any such activity during almost one decade.

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