West Indies cricket team refuses to tour Pakistan for T20Is

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) rejected the proposed tour to Pakistan, citing the security concerns being raised by the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA), espncricinfo reported on Thursday.

A report presented by the FICA stated that the security conditions are “at an extremely elevated level” in Pakistan and asserted that “an acceptable level of participant security and safety cannot be expected or guaranteed”.

 The WICB has also cancelled an expected security recce, which was planned for later this month. The two boards, however, continue to discuss the possibility of two T20 internationals in Florida on March 19 and 20.

On January 11, the WCIB announced a seven-week tour to Pakistan comprising two T20Is, three ODIs, and three Tests to played across five venues from March to May 2017.

In 2009, Pakistan hosted its last cricket series against Sri Lanka but unfortunately, the visitors’ team bus was attacked by twelve armed terrorists in Lahore in which six players were injured and six Pakistani policemen along with two civilians were killed.