The West Indies Cricket Board yesterday said that it was working along with the Pakistan Cricket Board on finalizing the proposed tour of the regional by the Pakistan senior cricket team.
“In light of recent media reports emanating from the Asian Sub-Continent, the West Indies Cricket Board wishes to advise the media and the public that negotiations with the Pakistan Cricket Board are on-going with regard to finalizing the schedule for the West Indies v Pakistan Series to be held in the Caribbean in July,” a press release from Imran Khan, the WICB’s Corporate Communications Officer stated.
“The WICB remains optimistic that the tour will proceed once arrangements are concluded, and further, the WICB looks forward to the much anticipated visit of the Pakistan Cricket Team as indeed all cricket-loving fans of the Caribbean do,” the release added.
Initially Pakistan was scheduled to play two test matches, five ODIs and two T20 matches as part of the Internationaol Cricket Council’s Future Tours Programme in June/July but the tour seems to be in jeopardy after the cricket boards from both the countries failed to find a suitable window for the tour.
“The WICB wishes to assure the players, the fans and the wider public that it views in the highest regard its ICC Future Tours Programme commitments (which includes the Pakistan tour of the Caribbean) and will fulfil all such commitments to the mutual convenience of the players and teams involved and for the benefit and enjoyment of fans.
“Once all arrangements are finalized they will be announced to the media and public in the usual manner and at the earliest opportunity,” the release ended.