PCB expresses disappointment over West Indies' refusal to play in Pakistan

The PCB is disappointed by the refusal of the West Indies Cricket Board to play a couple of limited over games from their full series in Pakistan this year

PTI April 19, 2016 15:22:15 IST
PCB expresses disappointment over West Indies' refusal to play in Pakistan

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is disappointed by the refusal of the West Indies Cricket Board to play a couple of limited over games from their full series in Pakistan later this year.

West Indies, who recently won the World Twenty20 title in India, have turned down a request from the PCB to play a few matches in Pakistan out of their full series to be played in the UAE in September-October. "The West Indies board has informed us they prefer to have the full series in UAE because of security reasons," a top official of the board said.

PCB expresses disappointment over West Indies refusal to play in Pakistan

Representational image. Getty Images

"It is disappointing because we are trying our best to convince other boards that security conditions in Pakistan are improving with time and they need to support us even by playing a few games of a home series that is played in UAE," he said, adding that the West Indies board had conveyed that their players still had security concerns over playing in Pakistan.

Pakistan will host the West Indies for two Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals in
the UAE this year.

Since militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in March 2009, all top Test teams have avoided touring Pakistan because of security concerns. The PCB had tried to convince the West Indies board to play a couple of limited over games of the coming series in Pakistan. The PCB had conveyed their request verbally and also sought the help of former West Indian greats, Sir Viv Richards and Brian Lara.

Since 2009, Pakistan has only hosted Afghanistan, Kenya and Zimbabwe at home. Zimbabwe toured Pakistan last May to play limited over games in Lahore and the tour was a big success for the PCB.

Updated Date:

also read

Sudden resignation of Misbah, Waqar not ideal, but team trying to remain positive, says Shadab
First Cricket News

Sudden resignation of Misbah, Waqar not ideal, but team trying to remain positive, says Shadab

The PCB announced that Misbah and Waqar have resigned and that former Pakistan Test players, Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq would be interim coaches for the time being.

Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja set to become PCB chairman on 13 September
First Cricket News

Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja set to become PCB chairman on 13 September

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Saturday that a special meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) has been convened on Monday in which the PCB Election Commissioner Mr Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed, will conduct the election and preside over the Special Meeting.

'Disappointed with England', 'Ridiculous': Twitter reacts to England's decision to withdraw from upcoming tours of Pakistan
First Cricket News

'Disappointed with England', 'Ridiculous': Twitter reacts to England's decision to withdraw from upcoming tours of Pakistan

England withdrew their men's and women's teams from next month's white-ball series in Pakistan citing "increasing concerns about travelling to the region".