Officials of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is disappointed with the refusal of West Indies Cricket Board to play only limited over series in Pakistan after England’s tour between September and October this year, according to an official told Press Trust of India on Tuesday.
According to reports recently crowned World T20 champions, turned down the request from PCB to play a few matches of the full series in Pakistan. The series of two Tests, five one-days and two T20s is scheduled in UAE later this year.
It is disappointing because we are trying our best to convince other boards that the security condition in Pakistan is improving with time, and they need to support us by playing a few games of the home series here.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had tried to convey their proposal to West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) verbally and with the help of former West Indian legends, Sir Vivian Richards, and Brian Lara, to persuade the Caribbean side for a home series.
Lately, all the Pakistan’s home series have been played on the neutral grounds of the UAE in Dubai,Sharjah and Abu Dhabi from the year 2009 after a militant attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, but Pakistan had hoped the T20 leg of West Indies’ tour could be played in Lahore. Shehryar Khan said:
We wanted the Twenty20s to be played in Pakistan and made an effort but the West Indies Cricket Board have refused to say they have security fears so that the full series will be played in (the) United Arab Emirates.
The West Indies’ refused for tour after a suicide bomber killed 73 people in a park in Lahore on Easter Sunday last month.