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T20 Pakistan tour 'off the table'

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 1:00 AM

A proposed West Indies tour to Pakistan for two Twenty20 Internationals in mid-March is off the table according to ESPNcricinfo.

The report said the West Indies Cricket (WICB) rejected the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) proposal for the tour after receiving advice on security from the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA).

The two boards, however, continue to discuss the possibility of two T20 internationals in Florida on March 19 and 20, ESPNcricinfo said.

It is understood, ESPNcricino said, that earlier this week, the West Indies Players Association wrote to FICA seeking advice on the current security situation in Pakistan. FICA reportedly gave WIPA the latest security advisory from its security consultants, Eastern Star International, who provide security for various international boards, including the Cricket Australia, New Zealand Cricket and the International Cricket Council.

In the report, FICA warned that the risk level in Pakistan remains "at an extremely elevated state" and that "an acceptable level of participant security and safety cannot be expected or guaranteed".