Published On: Wed, Apr 20th, 2016

PCB disappointed on rejection by West Indies


West Indies cricket team celebrating

An official has shared on Tuesday that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is disappointed at the rejection of West Indies Cricket Board to play a short on series in Pakistan amid September and October this year.

West Indies, the team which has freshly won World T20 champions, refused the request from PCB to play some matches of the complete series in Pakistan. The series of two Tests, which includes five one-days and two T20s, is planned in UAE afterward this year.

A news agency reported the quotation of a top PCB official that “The West Indies board have informed us they prefer to play the full series in UAE because of security reasons,”

He further added by saying that “It is disappointing because we are trying our best to convince other boards that the security condition in Pakistan is improving with time and they need to support us by playing a few games of the home series here,”

PCB had passed on their appeal to West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) orally and moreover required the assistance of previous West Indian legends, Sir Vivian Richards and Brian Lara, to encourage the Caribbean side for a dwelling series.

Though, the WICB reacted by saying that their players yet had safety concerns for playing in Pakistan.

The Sri Lankan cricket team was assaulted in March 2009 by gunmen in Lahore later than whom the entire top Test teams rejected to visit Pakistan by stating security concerns. After that time, Pakistan has just hosted Afghanistan, Kenya and Zimbabwe at home.


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