Pakistan skipper grateful as West Indies fly in for T20s | Cricket News

Karachi: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed thanked the West Indies for touring the country, as the Caribbean side arrived in Karachi Saturday in the latest step towards the resumption of top-level cricket in the South Asian nation.

The West Indies will become only the third international team to play a bilateral series on Pakistani soil since a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009.

The 13-member team and staff arrived late Saturday in two groups and were ushered into a bullet proof bus to their hotel.

Some 1,000 policemen and paramilitary staff were deployed along their route to guard the team, which will fly out soon after the third match on Tuesday night.

International cricketers stopped playing in Pakistan after the 2009 assault, citing safety concerns, and the…

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