West Indies may tour Pakistan, security delegation to visit
Karachi : It seems Pakistan is desperately trying to get International teams back in the country playing cricket. Last year, after a gap of six years minnow Zimbabwe toured Pakistan for ODIs. Now, Pakistan is keeping its fingers crossed as delegation from the West Indies Cricket Board will be visiting Lahore later this month to review the security.
The WICB delegation’s visit will coincide with the arrival of Giles Clarke in Lahore on January 27 who heads the ICC’s special task force on Pakistan cricket.
The West Indies wanted Pakistan to play a couple of T20 matches in Florida. The PCB has requested the WICB for couple of T20 matches before the Florida visit.
The WICB will now send a delegation to hold talks and access the situation in Pakistan.
Clarke’s visit has come after Pakistan moved a proposal before the ICC Executive Board late last year in Capetown asking the intenational body to compensate them for international teams not touring Pakistan since 2009.
The PCB has also decided to seek some legal resource against the BCCI for refusing to honour the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two boards in 2014 on the sidelines of an ICC meeting in which Pakistan agreed to back the Big Three governance system.