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.
“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.
“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.