Amidst the ongoing political crisis in Pakistan, the upcoming Pakistan vs West Indies three-match ODI series is in danger. The chairman of PTI and the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has announced a long march toward Islamabad. Seeking the current mishap, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has also postponed the second phase of the ongoing conditioning camp and Pak vs WI series looks next to be affected.
Notably, Pakistan and West Indies will play three ODIs scheduled for 8th, 10th, and 12th June at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Adhering to the current political situation, the PCB earlier named Multan as the alternative venue for the ODI series. The board has also gotten in touch with the federal government as statements from one of the sources state that,
“Yes, the PCB has approached the federal government regarding the series against the West Indies scheduled to start on June 8 at the Pindi Stadium. Since it is the federal government that provides the entire security cover to all those associated with the series, including teams, officials, and other crew, we cannot move an inch without the federal government’s guidelines. Since it is a matter of national prestige, we will only follow the government in this respect,”
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan vs West Indies ODI series is part of the last year’s cancelled series which was affected due to the COVID strike in the West Indies camp.
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