West Indies Cricket Board announces series schedule against Pakistan
LAHORE (Sports Desk) – West Indies Cricket Board has on Thursday revealed plans to play three Tests, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches in the Caribbean between March and May.
The series is scheduled to start in Trinidad on March 31 and end in Dominica on May 14. Pakistan will play two T20 matches on 31st march and 2nd April.
Both the cricket boards are also in negotiation for the bilateral series of four t20 matches, two hosted by each in Lahore and Florida.
The security concerns are there about Lahore and for that reason the Security team of the West Indian Cricket board will visit Pakistan on 27th of this month.
The One-Dayers will be particularly key as September represents the cut-off for direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup where only the top eight nations are guaranteed a place in the 10-team tournament.
A 10-nation qualifying event in 2018 will decide the remaining two spots. Currently, Pakistan are eighth in the rankings with the West Indies one place behind.
March 31 1st T20 Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
April 2 2nd T20 Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
April 7 1st ODI Guyana National Stadium
April 9 2nd ODI Guyana National Stadium
April 11 3rd ODI Guyana National Stadium
April 22 1st Test Sabina Park, Jamaica
April 30 2nd Test Kensington Oval, Barbados
May 10 3rd Test Windsor Park, Dominica