Home > News >

Pakistan to tour West Indies in 2013

image_20121110235518

PCB is expecting BCCI to invite Pakistan players for the Indian Premier League © Getty Images

Karachi: Nov 10, 2012

 

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finalised a Test tour to the West Indies next year in July-August that will ensure that the national team and its players remain busy throughout the year.

 

A reliable source in the board told PTI that the Pakistan Team has three major series lined up for 2013, an away and home series against South Africa and a tour to the West Indies and is also hoping to organise a home Test series against India.

 

“The team will go to the Caribbean after taking part in the Champions Trophy in England that will be held in June.

 

Before the tournament we will also be playing a series against Ireland,” the source said.

 

He said that the series against the West Indies will include three Tests, ODIs and T20 matches.

 

He said after the Caribbean tour the board has a window open in August-September and will try to convince the Indian board to play a series in this period which will be treated as a home series for Pakistan.

 

“The idea is there and discussions on this will be held when Pakistan goes to India in December but it is too early to say anything concrete now,” the source said.

 

He said later in the year starting October South Africa is also due to tour Pakistan but the source admitted that would be depend on the security situation in the country.

 

“If security issues lead to South Africa not wanting to play in Pakistan than obviously the other option is to host them at a neutral venue,” he said.

 

The Pakistan board is also expecting Pakistani players to be invited for the Indian Premier League next year.

 

“The board will know in December what is the position but since relations have now improved and the national team is also going to India indications are our players will feature in the players auction in January or February,” the source said.

 

Prior to the IPL which begins from April 4 the PCB is also readying itself to host the Pakistan Premier League in a week or 10 day window starting in late March.

 

“The situation is that from December onwards we have a busy schedule for our players who go to India and than South Africa where the tour ends on March 24 after that they appear in the PPL and hopefully the IPL before going for the Champions Trophy and then to the West Indies,” the source added.

 

He conceded that they were also chances that Bangladesh might tour Pakistan for a short series anytime next year and Pakistan might have to go to Zimbabwe for a short series.

 

“We had put off the tour to Zimbabwe that was due in November because of the series in India and they are keen to play that series sometime next year.”

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

West Indies tour of India 2014, Practice match

Oct 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Mumbai

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Brisbane

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Barbados won by 6 wkts (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Perth Scorchers won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 29, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 36 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

Photos

Barbados Tridents vs Hobart Hurricanes, CLT20 2014

Videos

Arjuna Ranatunga shares his views on U-19 cricket

CLT20 2014: Lahore Lions vs Perth Scorchers, Match 19, Highlights

Pakistan players would be allowed in IPL soon, hopes Shahryar Khan

Nawaz Sharif’s only First-Class appearance

Ernie Jones — the man who sent a ball through the beard of WG Grace

Top score by a batsman whose teammates scored less than 10 each in a T20

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab Lahore Lions Perth Scorchers

ICC late in pulling up bowlers with suspect actions, feels John Davison

CLT20 2014: It was a disappointing finish for Northern Knights, says Tim Southee

Pakistan players would be allowed in IPL soon, hopes Shahryar Khan

CLT20 2014 final match timing revised

Afghanistan through to semi-finals in Asian Games 2014; beat Nepal by 8 runs

CLT20 2014: Lahore Lions vs Perth Scorchers, Match 19, Highlights

Nawaz Sharif’s only First-Class appearance

Ernie Jones — the man who sent a ball through the beard of WG Grace

Top score by a batsman whose teammates scored less than 10 each in a T20

Gautam Gambhir becomes second player after MS Dhoni to captain in 100 T20 matches

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

671 Posts | 6 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab- Final Match Highlights from IPL 2014

Sushmita Sen celebrates Durga Puja!

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Pakistan players would be allowed in IPL soon, hopes Shahryar Khan

Haider movie review: Shahid Kapoor and Tabu steal the show in Vishal Bhardwaj’s desi adaptation of Hamlet!

Latest Ebola News: First Ebola positive case confirmed in US

Bang Bang Dare: Salman Khan challenged by Hrithik Roshan!

Asian Games 2014 Medal Table: Japan 3rd in the Medal Tally with 38 Gold Medals

CLT20 2014: Lahore Lions vs Perth Scorchers, Match 19, Highlights

10 home remedies for acidity that really work!

Microsoft’s Windows 10 unveiled

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here