Pakistan gets worldwide matches at home, West Indies to tour in November

The statement further added that the tour will be subject to the ICC World XI team's visit to Pakistan and affirmation of manageable security by the ICC-sponsored security experts.

The 15-man squad led by former Zimbabwe skipper Andy Flower as coach will undergo a seven day camp in Dubai before travelling to Lahore for a three-match T20 series starting from September 10.

Sethi said: "That tour will be subject to the safe conclusion of ICC World XI team's three-match series in Lahore in September and affirmation of manageable security by the ICC-sponsored global security company overseeing the security arrangements of the World XI".

"We just hope that the security we've promised, we'll keep it up".

PCB Chairman Sethi also added that the Sri Lankan side would also visit in October for "one or two T20Is" and the final dates will soon be announced with the confirmation of the schedule. "We will announce the names of the players in the World eleven side in the next two to three days", the PCB chief said. It will be fine, Punjab government has indicated that the preparation are in full swing.

Talking about Pakistan Super League (PSL) final, he said that he wished that the match could be played in Karachi this year.

He has also requested other cricketing nations to support Pakistan and end their isolation by visiting there for cricket.

Both sides expressed a desire to facilitate the return of worldwide cricket to Pakistan.

"CWI and PCB are advancing discussions that will see the West Indies play three T20I matches in Lahore in late November", read the statement.

Ever since the infamous terrorist attack on the touring Sri Lankan bus back in 2009, worldwide cricket in the country is on a long-stretched hiatus. "And I also want to try to professionalise PCB", Sethi said.

In 2015, Zimbabwe had toured Pakistan for a short limited-overs series but it was marred by a bomb blast merely 800 metres from the Gaddafi Stadium during the second ODI.

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