Islamabad: The West Indies Women team on Tuesday termed Pakistan tour as an "honour" in their bid to help revive international cricket in Pakistan. "It was a really great feeling. I am really glad I was a part of a team that was ready to bring cricket back to Pakistan," ICC release quoted Shakera Selman as saying.
"I am really honoured that we helped the Pakistanis play in front of their families. I never realised it until I got there how much it would have meant to them," the Windies pacer added.
Her compatriot Anisa Mohammed, who had toured Pakistan back in 2003, encouraged other cricketing nations to help promote the revival of cricket in the country.
"It was nice to go back to Pakistan. I had been there in 2003 and it was nice to go back. To be quite honest, I felt safe. From the time I left home, my trip to Pakistan is the best trip I've ever had. I just want to encourage all the other teams to go back there and play cricket," Anisa said.
Kainat Imtiaz, the Pakistan all-rounder, was full of gratitude for the Windies team. "Playing in front of [your] home crowd is always an honour, especially when Pakistan hasn't been hosting the teams for a very long time," she said.
"The crowd and the surroundings were really amazing. We enjoyed playing here. Thank you to the Windies for coming to Pakistan to revive Pakistan cricket," Kainat said.Earlier, Pakistan hosted the West Indies men's team last April in the country that has been largely shunned by the international sides due to security concerns after an attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009.(UNI)