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It's not about the revival of global cricket so much as its normalisation now. "We have other teams willing to come but one has to understand that the time for all players having no issues over touring Pakistan will also eventually come", Sethi said.

Earlier, the Caribbean side's tour to Pakistan was due to take place in November past year, but adverse weather conditions in Lahore and the West Indies' major players commitment to the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) became the main reasons behind the postponement.

The series will be the first worldwide bilateral one in Karachi since Sri Lanka played a test match at the national stadium in late February 2009. No major teams have toured there since the Sri Lanka team was attacked by terrorists in 2009 in Lahore.

West Indies batsmen, Jason Mohammed will captain a notably weakened West Indies side set to tour Pakistan for a three-match T20I series.

The Pakistan team is now preparing for the West Indies series at the National Stadium and Hasan says all players will be in form due to their exploits during the recently concluded PSL3.




There were also recalls for Veerasammy Permaul and Denesh Ramdin to resume their global career while Chadwick Walton will be the back-up wicket-keeper in the squad.

It has been nine years since Karachi last hosted global cricket and the city is expected to come out in force to back the home side.

"But what I can say is that the team is going in right direction".

Around 6,000 security personnel will guard the area around the National Stadium and armed guards will travel with the West Indies team from its hotel to the stadium. West Indies have, at present, Barbadian contingent in their regular starting line-up, including their captain Holder, but he, as well as the likes of Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite and Ashley Nurse do not feature. The batting is centred around Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam, while the bowling is led by Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali, with a new sensation in the 17-year-old fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi likely to make his debut.

Chairman of Cricket West Indies selection panel Courtney Browne stated that the players were consulted before the squad was announced and the upcoming series willl provide an excellent opportunity for some new faces to grab their chances.


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