West Indies tour of Pakistan moved to March

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The regional team was expected to visit the Pakistan city of Lahore later this month, but saw the tour postponed after the region became enveloped in smog.

It is a very happy moment for Pakistan that after nearly 8 years, an worldwide team is coming for playing a full series.

The West Indies Twenty20 worldwide tour of Pakistan has been pushed forward to March of next year and also added to the cricket calendar for the next five years, officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi announced the new dates.

"There were talks to play the series in November, but due to unforeseen weather, we didn't take the risk", Sethi said at a press conference in Lahore as quoted by Cricbuzz.

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I can confirm now that both the boards have reached an agreement under which we will play a T20 series each year for the next five years in Pakistan and U.S. subject to availability of dates and venues which will be finalised later, an online sources quoted Sethi.

Pakistan will host West Indies for three T20s.

The chairman lauded PSL's role in promoting Pakistan cricket, saying that the league is Pakistan's answer to rest of the world as local cricket has already started to receive the fruits of the league. Thereafter, Sri Lanka played third T20 in their three match series in Lahore as well.

The two teams will then go to America for a trilateral affair which will include, Pakistan, West Indies and a third country, which has not been named yet.

As per the agreement, the first series is to be held in Pakistan by the end of March 2018.