September 24, 2001

West Indies to review Sri Lankan tour


West Indies scheduled tour of Sri Lanka in November will be reviewed by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after the recent terrorist attacks in the US.

According to WICB Chief Executive Greg Shillingford "all future tours" will be re-considered when the board directors meet on September 28 and 29.

The West Indies were also scheduled to tour Pakistan early next year. That tour is looking increasingly unlikely with the military build-up in the region.

The Sri Lankan tour, however, is expected to go-ahead as planned, as there has been no noticeable increase in tension after attacks in the US.

Shillingford added that there has been "great consultation" with the Sri Lankan and Pakistan cricket boards but it was too early to make definitive statements.

West Indies are scheduled to play three Tests and a triangular tournament during November and December in Sri Lanka.