Islamabad - The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Monday that the
West Indies will tour Pakistan early next month to play a three-match Twenty20
international series in the southern port city of Karachi.
"I have been working day and night to conclude an
agreement with West Indies which I have finalized," PCB chairperson Najam
The matches will be played on April 1, 2 and 4 at the newly
renovated National Stadium, which will also host Pakistan's Super League final
on March 25.
It will be the first international 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
Pakistan has played virtually all its home series in the
United Arab Emirates since then.
An ICC security consultant will visit Karachi during the PSL
final and Sethi said the PCB has contracted the same consultant for the West
The PCB had been trying to convince foreign teams to restart
international cricket back in Pakistan.
Zimbabwe, a World XI and a Sri Lankan team have toured
Pakistan over the last three years but all these short limited-overs series
were organized at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.