The much-awaited tour of West Indies cricket team to play a three-match T20 series in Pakistan later this month is likely to be postponed, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials told DawnNews on Monday.
A senior PCB official said that thick levels of smog in Lahore [where the matches were expected to be held] and the commitment of West Indies’ players to participate in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) became the reasons for postponement of the bilateral T20 series.
“The PCB and the West Indies Cricket Board had agreed that West Indies will tour Pakistan in November, but now it is unlikely to happen because of the smog and some other reasons,” the official said, adding that both the boards are deliberating upon other possible dates for the series.
The tour will now take place after March 2018.
According to the official, the meteorological department was also unable to predict an exact date for the decrease in smog.