Hinds hails Windies' role in Pakistan resurgence
KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC):
West Indies Players Association president, Wavell Hinds, says he is proud of the role West Indies cricket has played in returning international cricket to Pakistan.
The Caribbean side's three-match Twenty20 International series which wrapped up here Tuesday, was the first visit by a major Test-playing nation in nine years, following the terrorists attack on a Sri Lankan team in 2009.
Since then, Pakistan played their home series in United Arab Emirates.
"It feels good to be playing a role in bringing cricket back in Pakistan," said Hinds, who along with director of cricket Jimmy Adams, travelled for the historic series.
"The people of Pakistan deserve to see their national players, their stars playing in front of them and of course to see the stars of West Indies to come over and play in Pakistan.
"For the game of cricket to grow and for the world cricket to take its rightful place in the world of sports then playing cricket in Pakistan is one step towards achieving that."
And buoyed by the vociferous home crowd, the Pakistanis dominated the series winning 3-0, taking every game by handsome margins.