West Indies are set to play a three-match T20I series in Karachi in April.
Najam Sethi, the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, has announced that West Indies will play a three-match T20I series against Pakistan in Karachi in April.
It will be the first international cricket played in Karachi since the 2009 attacks on Sri Lanka's team bus in Lahore which led to Pakistan playing their home matches in the UAE.
Good news! West Indies have agreed to play 3 T20 matches in KARACHI on 1,2 and 4th April. CM Sindh is FULLY supporting this PCB initiative. 👍— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) March 11, 2018
"I have been working day and night to conclude an agreement with West Indies which I have just finalised an hour ago," Sethi said.
"Good news is that West Indies will play three games [on April, 1, 2 and 4] but these matches will be played in Karachi. They will not play in Lahore but in Karachi. That is how we intend to put Karachi back on the cricket map once again. The PSL final, and now three more games for Karachi as per routine. Karachi people should welcome this."
Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and an ICC World XI side have all played international cricket in Pakistan in recent times but all of those fixtures have been played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Pakistan will be hoping to maintain their position at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC T20I rankings against the reigning ICC World T20 champions.
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