West Indies may tour Pakistan for T20I despite security concerns: TTCB president

Published: January 10, 2017
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Pakistan T20I captain Sarfaz Ahmed (R) hits the ball as West Indies' wicketkeeper Densh Ramdin (L) fields. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan T20I captain Sarfaz Ahmed (R) hits the ball as West Indies' wicketkeeper Densh Ramdin (L) fields. PHOTO: AFP

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) Azim Bassarath has said the West Indies cricket team might still tour Pakistan for a T20I series despite security concerns.

In light of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) report which warned that the risk level in Pakistan remains at an extremely elevated state, Bassarath said, “In my opinion, because the Pakistan Cricket Board can guarantee the security of the players and officials, we may still have cricket there.”

However, the fate of the tour hinges upon the findings of the West Indies Cricket Board officials who will be travelling to the country to ascertain the security situation.

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“This is a very sensitive issue and we have a team going across there to look at the situation for us,” said Bassarath.

“Our operations manager Roland Holder and head of security Paul Slowe will most likely be on that team and would report back to us.

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“Despite the concerns cited by FICA, we will depend on what our team tells us,” he added.

Earlier, it was reported that the PCB has asked West Indies to play two T20I matches in Pakistan in March. However, the board is still awaiting a response for the proposal.

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  • emmess
    Jan 10, 2017 - 5:09PM

    Why would you call an international team to tour pakistan despite security concerns? Recommend

  • Waseem Sarwar
    Jan 10, 2017 - 7:54PM

    @emmess:
    Because according to Pakistan and Pakistani government’s assessment, Pakistan is safe enough to host sports events now. It’s not that PCB has forced them to come to Pakistan. If west Indies are satisfied with security arrangements put up by PCB, they will come and play. Recommend

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