March 18, 2018

Karachi set to host Pakistan-West Indies T20Is

14 March 2018, 05:48 | Sandy Nunez

Shaheen Shah Afridi gave Lahore its first win of the season when he destroyed Multan Sultans batting with 5 wickets for just 4 runs

Shaheen Shah Afridi gave Lahore its first win of the season when he destroyed Multan Sultans batting with 5 wickets for just 4 runs

But Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi said Sunday he had successfully negotiated with Cricket West Indies to have the series hosted in Karachi, the country's financial centre and most populous city. While addressing to Media he further said he was working day and night for this agreement and have just confirmed to play these three matches.

"Good news! West Indies have agreed to play 3 T20 matches in KARACHI on 1, 2 and 4th April", Sethi tweeted. "CM Sindh is FULLY supporting this PCB initiative".

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has completed arrangements for final of third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) to be played in Karachi on March 25- a major event taking place in Karachi after nine years.

But, if Peshawar manage to beat Karachi, then Karachi and Multan will have to wait until Peshawar's next match against Lahore on Friday.

It will be the first worldwide matches in Karachi since Sri Lanka played a Test match in 2009 when the visiting team came under terrorist attack in Lahore and Pakistan became virtually a no go-zone area for foreign teams. Pakistan have played almost all their "home" matches in the UAE since then.

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"The PSL trophy will be taken directly from Dubai to Karachi, where final will be held at a jam-packed stadium".

"Reg DIckason and his men will be here during the PSL final and we have contracted them to oversee the West Indies games as well", Sethi said.

West Indies to face Pakistan in Karachi series. This will be a one-off series, since, as I told you before, it will be a loss-making enterprise.

"This is how we intend to bring Karachi back on map of cricket", he added.

"We have a separate agreement with the West Indies in which we are exploring a tri-lateral series including Pakistan, West Indies and one other country, which will be played in the United States of America over next five years".

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