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We want to fulfill commitment of any tour, including Pakistan: WICB CEO Johnny Grave

We want to fulfill commitment of any tour, including Pakistan: WICB CEO Johnny Grave
September 24, 2021 Web Desk

BARBADOS (Web Desk) – West Indies Cricket Board CEO Johnny Grave has said that their intention is to fulfill the commitment of any tour, including Pakistan.

In an interview, he said: “We will speak to our Independent Security Consultants, ESI, who we used back in 2018 when we went to Pakistan. We've had an initial meeting with WIPA (West Indies Players Association) too about it, and we’re going to follow the same process, that we have done in the past. At this stage, our intention is to fulfil our touring obligations.

“We’ve got a pretty clear process that we go through with independent security experts, like we did in 2018. We will follow that process, the board of directors, WIPA, as well as the players themselves will review the plans and our reports, including the independent security advice. Most of our women’s and men’s players have played in Pakistan in the last few years.

“We don’t have to make an imminent decision. We will just go through the process first, with the PCB and the security experts. We’ll have a meeting with the players to answer any questions and give them all the information. We’re just at the start of that process now, with the women’s team just finishing against South Africa. We’re firming up our plans, with the World Cup qualifiers and, from a men’s perspective, we’re focussed very much on the World Cup. That’s the major operations focus.

“We’re looking at getting our (T20) players to the World Cup and our Test players into Antigua for a camp, and then over to Sri Lanka. We’re not due (in Pakistan) with the men's team until the 9th of December, so we’ve got a bit of time,” he added.

The West Indies is scheduled to visit Pakistan to play a series of three ODIs and three T20I matches in December.