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Agreement In Principle — West Indies Vs Pakistan

According to a press report, Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Michael Muirhead, has reportedly confirmed with a local media outlet that a day-night test is in the making and both the West Indies and Pakistan teams could be in action against each other later this year in the United Arab Emirates.

Cricket Ball“We were approached by Pakistan for their home tour which is in the UAE to play a day/night test and we did agree and right now we are actually awaiting confirmation from them; it hasn’t been formally confirmed but we have agreed to go ahead if they so desire,” Muirhead reportedly said.

The report also noted that the Chairman of the Pakistan cricket board Shahryar Khan has confirmed that the tour which consists of two test matches, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals, will proceed as planned in October.

Pakistan had earlier requested that the West Indies Cricket Board play two games in Pakistan, however, their Caribbean counterpart declined on the basis of security concerns.

The day/night game scheduled for the upcoming series will be the first for either team in the newly introduced format.

Muirhead reportedly said the upcoming tour is integral to the WICB’s aim of moving up the ICC one day rankings.

Even though the West Indies won the recently held Twent20 world Cup, they have fallen to third place in ICC Twenty20 rankings.

In the meantime, however, they have held firm to their number eight spot in the 50 over format being led by Australia ahead of New Zealand and South Africa.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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