Pakistan Cricket Board changes the dates for the West Indies series

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"Good news is that West Indies will play three games, on [April, 1, 2 and 4], but these matches will be played in Karachi".

The Pakistan Cricket Board said Monday that the West Indies will tour Pakistan early next month to play a three-match Twenty20 global series in the southern port city of Karachi.

Zimbabwe, a World XI and a Sri Lankan team have toured Pakistan over the last three years but all these short limited-overs series were organized at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Earlier, Lahore was selected as the venue of the West Indies matches but later Karachi was declared safe by global security experts which is why all the three T20Is will be played in Karachi.

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Sethi said: "This is a historic development and we are very excited about this opportunity of providing Karachi fans some top-class cricket which besides the HBL PSL final now also includes the West Indies series".

Sethi also had a message for those doubting that the Pakistan Super League 2018 final will be held in Karachi.

Following this, the playoffs and the finals of the on-going PSL 3 have been shifted to Lahore and Karachi from the UAE. This led to a world xi touring Pakistan previous year in what was another successful series played at the same venue - Lahore. That is how we intend to put Karachi back on the cricket map once again. The West Indies series takes place over 1st, 2nd and 4th April. This is part of our agreement with the West Indies board.

"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 United States of America over next five years".