West Indies cricket team to visit Pakistan in November: David Cameroon


LAHORE, Sept 16 (APP): President, West Indies Cricket Board, David Cameroon has assured that Windies cricket team will be visiting Pakistan
in November to help resumption of international cricket in the country.
He gave this assurance at a news conference along with Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi on Friday night at the Gadaffi stadium here.
“I am confident that our team will play three T20 international
during its tour to Pakistan and the most difficult task is to convince
the players to undertake the visit”, he said adding after the positive report of the ICC security company which would be reviewing security arrangements in Pakistan West Indies team would visit Pakistan.
He said two players of the West Indies ,Samuel Badree and Darren
Sammy were the part of the World XI which played a three-math T20
series here in Lahore and he was also in Lahore and would try to persuade
the team members to visit Pakistan.
“I am feeling myself safe here without any security issue but the players will be waiting and relying on the reports of the security
company and the ICC”, David Cameroom saod.
He said Darren Saamy had visited Pakistan twice and their security teams had witnessed security arrangements in the PSL final and now
in the world XI tour and security was very good in Pakistan which was
an ideal host country and in the given circumstances he was sure that
his tam would visit the country in November.
To a question, he said ICC was supporting and helping the PCB in
the return of international cricket in Pakistan.
“West Indies faced problems, first tsunami hit us which caused damage to our island country then our cricket board faced financial problems and during our hard time, PCB extended support to us and now it is our obligation to lend support to PCB”.
“We will be deciding the number of matches to be played in Pakistan with mutual understanding and discussions are also underway to play
test matches”, he added.
West Indies Cricket Board President said the successful tour of
the World XI will be an effective medium to motivate other foreign
teams to visit Pakistan in near future.
Najam Sehti said David Cameroon had been convinced to send West
Indies cricket team to visit Pakistan in November.
He said when PCB extended invitation to the West Indies Cricket
Board regarding the visit of their team to Pakistan.
David Cameroon pointed out that a lot of home work had to be done prior to this tour in order to make things conducive.
“First of all we have to convince the West Indies players, then
we need a positive report from cricket players association to grant permission to the payers for the tour after which West Indies team
can visit”, he said adding “We have fulfilled all the proposals
put up by the West Indies board and we are confident that their
team will visit Pakistan, keeping in view the tour of World XI
as well”.
Njam Sethi said PCB was striving for the cause of international
cricket in Pakistan and it had the backing of the ICC in this regard
and it was a big step forward for the resumption of international
cricket in the country that games ruling body sent its World XI.
“I am confident that Sri Lankan team will be visiting next month
and then West Indies will also play international cricket here”,
he said.