Finally, international cricket is back in Pakistan, and West Indies team will play a short three-match T20 series starting from Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Pakistan selectors have finalized a 15-member team which includes three uncapped players. Sale of Tickets for the mega event has already begun and will be available online through a courier company.


The matches will be played on April 1, April 2 and April 4 at the National Stadium in Karachi. All day/night matches will start at 8 PM Pakistan time. Earlier the price of the ticket was exorbitant, but now the most common general enclosure tickets are being sold at Rs.

500, and the VIP ticket carries a price tag of Rs. 6000.

Tv telecast and PTV Sports live cricket streaming

Sony Six and Sony Six HD is the official broadcaster in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and the Maldives.

Sony LIV digital platform will stream all matches live in the Indian subcontinent on (Website, App).

PTV Sports will telecast the game live for viewers in Pakistan. The online stream is available on the PTV Sports official website.

Willow TV and Sky Sports Cricket have the telecast rights in The United States and the UK respectively.

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Meanwhile, the West Indies Cricket Board has delayed its squad announcement for Pakistan series. The Pakistan team has already been declared and includes three green heads — left-arm speedster Shaheen Shah Afridi, all-rounder Hussain Talat and explosive batsman Asif Ali. All the three players had an excellent stint at the PSL which concluded on Sunday at National Stadium.

The return of cricket to Karachi was celebrated with the win by Peshawar Zalmi of the glittering PSL title. It was curtains for this year’s PSL and also included Farhan Saeed’s Glitzy live performance. Pakistan has ignored Kamran and not included him in the 15-member squad against West Indies.

Asif had a grand final where he hit 26 runs from eight balls which included four sixes.

Both Talit and Asif played for Islamabad franchisee, and Afridi was a part of Lahore Qalandars. Afridi had also performed well at the ICC Youth World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year.

Rahat Ali also makes a comeback into the team after playing last in Australia in the year 2016. Veteran Batsman Mohammad Hafeez also could not make into the final 15. Experienced speedster Wahab Riaz has also been overlooked in spite of a brilliant performance in the PSL.

Imad Wasim and Ruman Raees are both recuperating from injuries sustained during the PSL series. Hence they are out of contention, but Usman Khan Shinwari has also made a comeback in the team after recovering from his injury.


The tickets can be purchased online, and according to PCB, the tickets are available for Rs.

1000/-, 2000/- and 5,000/-. According to PCB chairman, the tickets will be available on the website of a courier company. Mr. Sethi also added that Rs.500 tickets are freely available at the outlet of a mailing company.

All the three matches will be held in Karachi as announced by PCB chairman Najam Sethi. Karachi had hosted an international game way back in 2009, the ill-fated Pakistan – Sri Lanka match.Islamic extremists attacked the bus carrying the Sri Lankan team. Eight people died in the attack, and some Sri Lankan team members were injured.

International cricket has not been played in Pakistan since then, and most teams are refusing to play citing security concerns.

Most of the matches are played in neutral venues like Sharjah or Dubai leading to massive losses for PCB. The tide is slowly turning, and after the successful completion of PSL, PCB hopes that international cricket will again come back to Pakistan.