Kenya to become first nation to tour Pakistan since March 2009?

"The discussions are not concluded as yet, but the plan is to play a series of one-dayers later this month"

“The discussions are not concluded as yet, but the plan is to play a series of one-dayers later this month”

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced that they are currently embroiled in talks with Kenya about playing a series in Pakistan.

Pakistan has not hosted an international match since the Sri Lankan national team were ambushed by armed militants in Lahore in March 2009.

According to reports, Kenya are keen to travel to Pakistan for a number of ODIs that will take place between November 20 and 29.

This is the second Associate nation the PCB have invited for a series in Pakistan. Just about six months ago, the PCB tried to convince Ireland to play a series in the country, but Ireland decided against it following a terrorist attack near Karachi airport.

The PCB have also tried coaxing Sri Lanka into playing a series in Pakistan, but once again, they were turned down.

“Both the countries are negotiating a scheme to play a series in Pakistan,” a PCB spokesman told ESPNcricinfo. “The discussions are not concluded as yet, but the plan is to play a series of one-dayers later this month.

“The series might or might not materialise but they are keen to tour Pakistan and we are ready to host them. There had been a preliminary understanding that a series will be played in the last week of November.”

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