The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Monday that the West Indies will tour Pakistan early next month to play a three-match Twenty20 worldwide series in the southern port city of Karachi.
SHARJAH: Pakistan's cricket authorities were on Tuesday forced to change the itinerary of their eagerly-awaited Twenty20 worldwide series against the visiting West Indies because of the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
Coach Mickey Arthur told media that although he looks fine, Imad will be observed for any problem following injury in the last match played between the Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars where the latter beat the former in a thrilling Super Over drama.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said the West Indies have confirmed the series.
West Indies and Pakistan have signed an agreement to play a T20I series every year for the next 5 years.
The three games, which were initially scheduled to be played in Lahore, will now take place in Karachi.
"This is how we intend to bring Karachi back on map of cricket", he added.
"The PSL trophy will be taken directly from Dubai to Karachi, where final will be held at a jam-packed stadium". "Good news is that West Indies will play three games, on [April, 1, 2 and 4], but these matches will be played in Karachi".
"We have a separate agreement with the West Indies in which we are exploring a tri-lateral series including Pakistan, West Indies and one other country, which will be played in the U.S. over next five years".