Other teams should consider touring Pakistan: Merissa Aguilleira

West Indies Women’s team will play three T20Is in Karachi from January 31

Other teams should consider touring Pakistan: Merissa Aguilleira PHOTO: PCB

West Indies Women’s stand-in captain Merissa Aguilleira has said that they are pleased to play a part in bringing cricket back to Pakistan.

Talking to media ahead of first T20I in Karachi’s Southend Club, the wicketkepper-batsman said: "I'm pleased that we can bring back cricket to Pakistan. Because, if we find ourselves in this position, I believe one of the other teams will step up and help us."

She also urged other teams to tour Pakistan in the future due to the better security situation in the country.

“Now, I think other teams should consider touring here [Pakistan] in near future,” she said. “It was quite difficult for players to tour Pakistan. However, we decided to come. I don’t think there are any security concerns here. All arrangements are perfect.”

Sharing her thoughts on the upcoming three-match T20I series, she said that the series would be a competitive one.

“I think this series is not going to be easy especially because Pakistan have home ground advantage. It will be a competitive series,” she said.

She also lamented the absence of regular captain Stafanie Taylor by stating: “We would miss her in this tour.”

Meanwhile Pakistan Women’s team captain Bismah Maroof was pleased to see her team improve gradually.

“The team is improving gradually. Our fitness is also improving. We are working to overcome our mistakes in our bowling and especially focusing on power hitting,” said Bismah.

While speaking about the morale of the team, Bismah said: “The morale of the team is high and we are looking forward for the series especially because we are playing on our home ground. It is like a dream come true.”