West Indies plans to fulfil its tour commitments with Pakistan: CWI CEO

Pakistan batsman Mohammad Rizwan smashed the ball for a six within the 4th T201 because the West Indies wicketkeeper seems to be on. — AFP/File
  • Johnny Grave says ultimate determination will probably be taken after session with West Indies Gamers Affiliation, crew gamers.
  • The West Indies are scheduled to play three ODIs and three T20 Internationals in Pakistan in December.
  • Additional dialogue between two nations will probably be held over the weekend.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) Chief Government Officer Johnny Grave mentioned Friday that CWI is planning to fulfil its tour commitments with all nations, together with Pakistan.

“We intend to fulfil the obligations of excursions,” he reiterated. Nevertheless, the CEO added that the board will comply with normal procedures. 

Grave maintained that the ultimate determination will probably be taken after session from West Indies Gamers Affiliation (WIPA) and crew gamers.

“Our women and men groups have performed in Pakistan earlier,” he mentioned.

Shedding mild on future plans, the CEO mentioned that at present, their whole focus is on the T20 World Cup. 

On September 21, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan spoke to CWI CEO concerning their December tour.

Grave spoke to Khan in regards to the growth of final week — New Zealand’s last-minute pullout and England’s determination to cancel the tour.

Grave mentioned that additional dialogue with Khan will probably be held over the weekend.

The CEO maintained that each women and men groups of West Indies will go to Pakistan.

West Indies to go to Pakistan in December 

Earlier this week, Grave had mentioned the nation’s board was in touch with the PCB in regards to the safety preparations for the crew’s December tour to Pakistan.

The West Indies are scheduled to play three one-day internationals (ODIs) and three T20 Internationals in Pakistan.

“I had a name with Wasim Khan, the Pakistan CEO, (on Tuesday) morning, to search out out every little thing that had occurred throughout the previous week, on the again of New Zealand abandoning their tour and England’s determination to not go there, and to recommend that we’ve one other name later this week with our operational groups to debate our ladies’s and males’s excursions which might be scheduled for later this yr,” Grave had informed Trinidad Newsday.

“We’ll communicate to our Impartial Safety Consultants, ESI, who we used again in 2018 after we went to Pakistan. We have had an preliminary assembly with WIPA too about it, and we’re going to comply with the identical course of, that we’ve achieved prior to now.”

“We’re taking a look at getting our (T20) gamers to the World Cup and our Take a look at gamers into Antigua for a camp, after which over to Sri Lanka. We’re not due (in Pakistan) with the lads’s crew till December 9, so we’ve acquired a little bit of time,” he mentioned.

“We’re going to be finalising journey preparations by way of COVID restrictions and quarantines and, within the case of Pakistan, we at all times have unbiased safety recommendation by people who find themselves utilized by all of the worldwide boards and the ICC,” he added.

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