West Indies refuse to go England and New Zealand’s way, say ready to play in Pakistan
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has received two major blows after the cancellation of the New Zealand and England tours. The cricket was finally coming to Pakistan but the two cancellations have put Pakistan’s future in doubt.
Apart from the financial losses, cricketers have been denied an opportunity to play in front of the local fans. Meanwhile, the West Indies Cricket Board has decided to honour the commitment to play in Pakistan.
“At this stage, our intention is to fulfill our touring obligations. We’ve got a pretty clear process that we go through with independent security experts, as we did in 2018,” CWI Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave was quoted as saying by Trinidad Newsday.
Since the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan, West Indies have played in the country.
“We will follow that process, the board of directors, WIPA (West Indies Players’ Association), as well as the players themselves will review the plans and our reports, including the independent security advice. Most of our women’s and men’s players have played in Pakistan in the last few years,” Grave said.
The West Indies will play three T20Is and three ODIs in Pakistan. Both the men’s and women’s teams will play in the sub-continent country.