Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi on Thursday, while thanking West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron for visiting Pakistan amidst the ongoing Independence Cup, announced that the West Indies team will visit Pakistan for a three-match T20 series towards the end of November.
According to sources within the PCB, the WICB president had been invited to witness security arrangements made for the Word XI series. The sources further said that Cameron’s tour would pave the way for a West Indies tour to Pakistan.
The World XI tour, dubbed the Independence Day Cup, is a significant development for Pakistan as the country has not hosted top-level international cricket — barring five limited-over matches against Zimbabwe in 2015 — since the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by terrorists in March 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven players and staff.
The Sri Lankan cricket board has also agreed to send its players to Pakistan for a single T20 match off the back of this tournament if it is satisfied with the security arrangements made for the World XI.