Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Cricket West Indies Johnny Grave said that CWI is likely to visit Pakistan and fulfill its commitment with other boards.
“We intend to fulfill the responsibilities of tours,” he reiterated. He, however, mentioned that the board will follow all the standard procedures. Johnny Grave mentioned that the final decision will be taken after consultation with the team players and West Indies Players Association.
“Our men and women teams have played in Pakistan earlier,” he said. On September 21st, CEO CWI had a phone call with CEO PCB Waseem Khan regarding the tour to Pakistan.
Grave said that further discussion will be held over the weekend. Both men and women teams will visit Pakistan.
Johnny Grave had said that the board was in contact with the PCB for the security arrangements of the team.
West Indies will tour Pakistan in December for 3 T20I's & 3 ODI's.
Confirmed by WCB CEO.
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“I had a call with Wasim Khan, the Pakistan CEO, (on Tuesday) morning, to find out everything that had happened during the past week, on the back of New Zealand abandoning their tour and England’s decision not to go there, and to suggest that we have another call later this week with our operational teams to discuss our women’s and men’s tours that are scheduled for later this year,” Grave had told Trinidad Newsday.
“We’ll speak to our Independent Security Consultants, ESI, who we used back in 2018 when we went to Pakistan. We’ve had an initial meeting with WIPA too about it, and we’re going to follow the same process, that we have done in the past.”
“We’re looking at getting our (T20) players to the World Cup and our Test players into Antigua for a camp, and then over to Sri Lanka. We’re not due (in Pakistan) with the men’s team until December 9, so we’ve got a bit of time,” he said.
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Cricket West Indies to fulfil its tour obligations, including to PAKISTAN in December. CWI (CEO) Johnny Grave said the sport’s regional governing body will follow the same measures they did three years ago when the Windies visited Pakistan
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“We’re going to be finalizing travel arrangements in terms of COVID restrictions and quarantines and, in the case of Pakistan, we always have independent security advice by people who are used by all the international boards and the ICC,” he added.