PCB   s top officials are engaged in discussions to host a home series following the conclusion of the PSL final    Getty Images (Representational Image)
PCB s top officials are engaged in discussions to host a home series following the conclusion of the PSL final Getty Images (Representational Image)

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is currently holding talks with the cricket boards of West Indies and Sri Lanka over hosting a home series in the middle of 2017. According to the Express Tribune, the PCB s top officials are engaged in discussions to host a home series following the conclusion of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final, which is scheduled to take place in Lahore. Yes, PCB s top officials are engaged in talks with their counterparts in West Indies and Sri Lanka and hopefully one of these teams will tour Pakistan after the conclusion of PSL, the source quoted as saying.

No Test side has toured Pakistan since the March 2009 militants attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus in Lahore, killing six Pakistani policemen and injuring some of the visiting players. However, low-ranked sides namely Afghanistan and Zimbabwe had toured the country for a limited-over series. In 2015, the PCB held discussions with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to play a few matches in Pakistan, but the series could take place due to security concerns. Earlierm PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan has refused to follow in the footsteps of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) which announced this week that it would boycott future international events in India, reported PTI.

PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmad has said that in order to register its protest with the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for dropping Pakistan from the Junior World Cup in India this month, it would not take part in any competition in India, added PTI.