Windies postpones tour of Pakistan

Karachi, PTI: West Indies have postponed their visit to Pakistan for a three-match Twenty20 with the leading Caribbean players expressing concerns about their security in the country.

The Pakistan Cricket Board sources said the tour will now be planned next year when a window is available to both the teams.

"Some of the players were reluctant to tour when the West Indies Board spoke to them. seniors like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dawyne Bravo made it clear they would not be available for the series if it went ahead," one source said.

"Even the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) had concerns," the source added.

After inspection visits and positive reports of the security experts, a World XI had come to play three T20 matches in Lahore in September and the Sri Lankan Board also sent its team, albeit a depleted one, to Lahore for a lone T20 on October 29.

"But apparently even the tours by World XI and Sri Lanka were not enough to lay to rest the concerns of some West Indies players," the source said.

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