PCB to formally invite West Indies for a short tour to Pakistan

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Pakistan Cricket Board is looking to formally invite West Indies to play a couple of limited overs game in Pakistan from the series that is scheduled to be played in the UAE in September and October.

A board official told media that there have been some verbal discussions with the concerned people, if the law and order situation remains stable and it gets improve in the coming days, then the PCB will formally invite West Indies to play a couple of games in Pakistan.

Pakistan and West Indies are scheduled to face each other in the UAE in two test matches, five One Day Internationals and two T20I.

As per the PCB sources, the board will ask two of the Windies legends, Viv Richards and Brian Lara to convince the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to send their team here.

Viv Richards was recently involved as a mentor with Quetta Gladiators in the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League. Whereas, Brian Lara visited Pakistan for a media stint during the World T20.

Afghanistan was set to tour Pakistan in April and May, but, they backed off due to security concerns after the brutal terrorist attack in Lahore that killed 72 innocent people.

Pakistan has been deprived from international cricket since March 2009, when the Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked by terrorists in Lahore.

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