There were smiles all over the place, when the Pakistan Cricket Board
(PCB) announced that Windies will be touring the country towards the end of March beginning of April to play a three-match T20 series.
Pakistanis have been starved of cricket in their own backyard since the gun attack in 2010 against the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore.Zimbabwe made an appearance a couple seasons ago but the Windies are the first major team to go into Pakistan to play cricket eight years after and the fans there are very happy with the move.
Zimbabwe made an appearance a couple seasons ago but the Windies are the first major team to go into Pakistan to play cricket eight years after and the fans there are very happy with the move.
They have come out in praise of president of Cricket West Indies (CWI)
Dave Cameron for his role in the entire matter. Karachi-born businessman Mahammad Qureshi has stated that Cameron’s action must be celebrated because he has brought smiles to an entire nation. “Cricket is what Pakistanis look forward to seeing and they have had to look at the national team on television. They were not afforded to opportunity of going into the stadium and seeing first hand their heroes battle for Pakistan against the world.”
The PCB over the last eight years has adopted the United Arab Emirates as their ‘home’ base as international teams have refused and rightly so to tour Pakistan due to security issues. However, Cameron has always been willing to see how he could end their ‘home isolation’ and as president of CWI, used his good office to assist.
Qureshi continued :”We are happy for all his efforts and I hope the people of Pakistan understand what this guy did and celebrate him, when he comes to Pakistan.”
Omair Sheikh another fan from Karachi is also thrilled with the idea of cricket coming to Pakistan and is saying that the CWI boss is a true cricket administrator. “This man has gone outside of the boundary in helping us in Pakistan by having his team here. He is a great cricket administrator because he is thinking about the development of cricket and not only his cricket board.
“Sir we welcome you to Pakistan and assure you that we will make you proud for all your efforts in helping us.”