Pakistan’s proposed tour of the Caribbean looks in jeopardy after neither board can decide on a date.
The Pakistan tour of the West Indies this summer looks in serious doubt after neither country’s cricket board have been able to agree a date.
The tour was supposed to consist of two Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20s but now the whole thing appears to have been called off.
The original plan was for Pakistan to head to the Caribbean for June and July but the West Indies Cricket Board have since organised a tri-series with India and Sri Lanka for that time.
WICB suggested rescheduling the tour for August but the Pakistan Cricket Board said they planned to host their own series against India then, as well as playing the postponed Zimbabwe tour from last year.
However India have since declined the invitation from the Pakistanis, although Zimbabwe responded to their invite positively.
To make matters more confusing the West Indies then scheduled the Caribbean Premier League for the entire month of August, so with two full diaries it seems the country will now not host Pakistan at all.
“They [WICB] actually planned their tri-series within our window and left us with a choice to reschedule the series,” PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf told ESPNcricinfo.
“However after a lengthy deliberation we failed to find a window to go ahead with.”
Pakistan’s only probable tour for the remainder of 2013 is now with Zimbabwe, after the PCB cancelled the previously arranged time in Africa last year to travel to India instead.