Pakistan, WI to play T20 ties in US

| June 13, 2013
Archiman Bhaduri for CaribDirect

Staff Writer – Archi

In other Caribbean news, West Indies cricket is all set to clear its boundaries. The Pakistan and the West Indies Cricket Boards have reached an agreement to play a T20 international series in the United States in July this year.

According to Pakiatan Cricket Board (PCB) sources, the two boards have agreed to organise a two-match series in Miami, Florida after Pakistan team’s tour to West Indies in July.

“The two boards have also informed the International Cricket Council (ICC) about their intention to play the two matches,” a source said.

The source added that Pakistan team would tour West Indies from July 7 to play five One-Day International matches and after that both teams will fly out to Miami for the two T20 matches.

“The T20 matches will also be treated as home matches by the West Indies board,” he said.

In the recent past West Indies, New Zealand and Sri Lanka have played T20 matches at the same venue in Miami with the outcome not very encouraging because of complaints over the pitch conditions.

WI Kemar Roach

WI Kemar Roach against Pakistan batsman. Photo courtesy

“But since Pakistan is involved in the series the West Indies board is confident the matches can be a huge success and also promote North America as an international cricket centre.

“There is a big Pakistani and West Indian expatriate community in Miami and other parts of Florida and they are expected to show keen interest in these two matches,” the source said. This will make Caribbean news.

“The Pakistan team will return home after the Champions Trophy and then leave for the West Indies on July 7. The Pakistan board has already started initial preparations for applying for the US visas which normally take a long time to be processed,” the source said.

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