Pakistan to host Windies later this month for T20I series

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By Muhammad Luqman
Pakistan is all set to host Windies for a T20 International series of three matches later this month, according to media reports. The series is considered of great significance for Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as Windies will become the first full-member team to play a full series in their country.
Pakistan has remained internationally isolated in the field of cricket for over 8 years as no major cricketing nation visited this South Asian country after a terrorist attack on Sri Lankan team’s bus in eastern city of Lahore on March 3, 2009.
The revival of international cricket continue s at the home of the Men in Green after successfully hosting World XI and Sri Lanka in September and October respectively. Sarfraz Ahmed led side won the series against World XI side which was captained by Faf Du Plessis of South Africa. Also, they thumped Sri Lanka in the third and final T20 International of the series in Lahore at Gaddafi Stadium. However, it would not be easy for them to get past the World Champions in the shortest format of the game.
The tour has already been confirmed by the PCB chief Najam Sethi, who is considered instrumental in bringing cricket back to Pakistan. The possibility of the tour was reported a couple of months ago when they hosted World XI in September. However, the schedule of the series will be announced in the coming week according to Business Recorder. There is also a possibility that PCB might arrange the matches at a different venue apart from Lahore.

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