The West Indies Cricket Board has added two Twenty20 internationals to the schedule for Pakistan’s tour starting later this month.
The four-match T20 series will now start in Barbados on March 26 followed and continue in Trinidad and Tobago on March 30, April 1 and 2.
“Twenty20 is an exciting format and this is another opportunity for our fans to indulge in the thrilling atmosphere that surrounds these matches,” said Roland Holder, WICB manager, cricket operations in a statement.
The T20 series will be followed by three ODIs and three test matches.
In January, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had invited West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for a tour to play two T20s as a precondition in response to another invitation by West Indies asking Pakistan to play two T20 matches in Florida, United States.
However, WICB rejected the proposed tour to Pakistan, citing the security concerns being raised by the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA).
In a report, FICA termed the risk level in Pakistan “at an extremely elevated state”, adding that “an acceptable level of participant security and safety cannot be expected or guaranteed”.