So Much For The West Indies Tour Of Pakistan
(News Americas Now) The West Indies cricket side this week had to kiss their tour of Pakistan goodbye. The Windies were set to tour Pakistan later this month through December but the tour has been called off due to smog in Lahore
“The West Indies series has been postponed until next year for a number of reasons,” a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official told The Express Tribune. “The main reason is that weather conditions in Lahore right now make it impossible for cricket to take place. Even domestic matches for the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy have been disturbed so the PCB have decided to delay the series.”
But Dunya News reports say sources revealed that six West Indian players including Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo had refused to visit Pakistan for the tour games despite the successful Sri Lanka T20 game which was played at the Gaddafi Stadium.
…. Windies Now Set For New Zealand
Meanwhile, a little-changed West Indies side will play two Tests against New Zealand in December.
Captain Jason Holder will lead a 15-man squad featuring one change from the group who beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in the recently-completed two-match Test series in Bulawayo.
The full squad is: Jason Holder (capt), Kraigg Brathwaite, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer and Kemar Roach.
The Tests are in Wellington (December 1-5) and Hamilton (December 9-13), followed by a three-match ODI series, and three T20Is, finishing early in the New Year.
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