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PAK vs WI: West Indies becomes 1st team to arrive in Pakistan after New Zealand and England shocker

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PAK vs WI: West Indies arrives in Pakistan– The West Indies cricket team arrived in Karachi ahead of T20I and ODI series in Pakistan. They have now become the first country to land in Pakistan, months after New Zealand pulled out at the last minute. Even England had said “NO” to the Pakistan tour but negotiated later. The WI cricketers underwent COVID-19 Tests in Karachi. Follow Pakistan vs West Indies LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

  • Pakistan security officials have confirmed tight security for the West Indies tour of Pakistan as DIG Security Maqsood Ahmed Memon finalized the security plan for the whole series.
  • The series comes three months after New Zealand quit their first tour to the country in 18 years shortly before the opening match was due to start following a security alert.
  • That was followed by England’s decision to withdraw visits by their men’s and women’s teams scheduled for October.
  • Pakistan officials were furious with the cancellations, arguing security measures were lock-tight.
  • The cricket-mad nation endured a long spell without a visit from an international team following a terror attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009.
  • Pakistan were forced to play their home international matches abroad — mostly in the United Arab Emirates — until 2015, when normal service tentatively resumed.

PAK vs WI: West Indies becomes 1st team to arrive in Pakistan after New Zealand and England shocker

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The cricketers are likely to undergo quarantine in the team hotel until their coronavirus test comes negative. The opening T20I will be played on December 13 at The National Stadium in Karachi.

“West Indies have reached Karachi for their three-match T20I and ODI series against Pakistan. The first match will be played at the National Stadium on Monday, 13 December,” PCB wrote on Twitter.

PAK vs WI: Earlier in September, Cricket West Indies CEO Jonny Grave had said that they are planning to fulfil its tour commitments in all countries, including Pakistan. “We intend to fulfil the responsibilities of tours,” he had said.  

Veteran cricketer Shoaib Malik reacted to Nicholas Pooran’s post on Twitter.

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Schedule

  • 9 Dec – West Indies arrival in Karachi
  • 13 Dec – 1st T20I, Karachi
  • 14 Dec – 2nd T20I, Karachi
  • 16 Dec – 3rd T20I, Karachi
  • 18 Dec – 1st ODI, Karachi
  • 20 Dec – 2nd ODI, Karachi
  • 22 Dec – 3rd ODI, Karachi

FULL SQUADS

T20I squad: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Rovman Powell

ODI squad: Shai Hope (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr, Devon Thomas

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PAK vs WI: West Indies becomes 1st team to arrive in Pakistan after New Zealand and England shocker

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