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West Indies’ T20I series in Pakistan is postponed
By Aditya Pratap - Nov 9, 2017 10:56 am
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West Indies has postponed their T20 International series against Pakistan, which was planned to take place this year in Lahore. This decision is an outcome of the concern from some senior players of Windies.

Meanwhile, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) source revealed that this tour will be played in an open window next year. However, PCB is yet to make any official announcement for this tour.

The source said “Some of the players were reluctant to tour when the West Indies Board spoke to them. Seniors like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, and Dwayne Bravo made it clear they would not be available for the series if it went ahead.”

“Even the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) had concerns despite being sent the report of the security company hired by the ICC to inspect security situation and arrangements in Pakistan,” source added.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has brought International cricket back in Pakistan after sending their World XI team in September this year for a three-match T20I series. Afterwards, Sri Lanka also visited Lahore for a T20I match, thus became the first major team to visit them in last 9 years.

“But apparently even the World Eleven and Sri Lankan team tours were not enough to lay to rest the concerns of some West Indies players. But it will take place eventually as the West Indies cricket board have not backed out and are committed to making the tour,” the source concluded.

Amidst, there are rumors that as West Indies will travel New Zealand from November 25 and the foggy conditions in Lahore led them to postpone this series in Pakistan.

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