The Cricket Board of West Indies has delayed the announcement of its team for the most anticipated tour to Pakistan, as the key players have stepped back from the tour.
As per the reports, Jason Holder—all-rounder withdrew his name from the series. Almost five players are expected to make their debut for the visiting side in the Twenty 20I series which is to be played against Pakistan and is scheduled at the 1st,2nd and 3rd of April in Karachi.
The West Indies cricket team is expected to arrive in Karachi on the evening of Saturday. Samuel Badree, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle and Chadwick Walton would be a part of the visiting team.
Pakistan Cricket Board has already announced its fifteen-member squad for the three-day T20I series on Monday. The excellent performers of the Pakistan Super League have been rewarded by providing them with a place in the team. These players are Shaheen Shah Afridi, Asif Ali and Hussain Talat. These three players are young and have played super well during the tournament.
Last year it was informed by the Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board—Najam Sethi that the West Indies cricket team would be visiting Pakistan repeatedly for five years for playing three-match T20Is.
The tickets for the international series have gone on sale from Monday. The tickets are available online and could also be obtained through the courier company.
Back in 2009, it was the last time an international team visited Karachi but that visit proved unsuccessful and resulted in not only injuries but also created a pretty bad and negative image of the city of lights thus in a way halting international cricket from the city.
However, the success of the PSL-3 final has brought back the lost charm and enthusiasm of the cricket. The image of Karachi was restored and the Karachiites rejoiced.