LAHORE: The Pakistan cricket team on Thursday departed for their tour to the West Indies, according to DawnNews.
Team Manager Intikhab Alam said he was hopeful that the young players included in the squad would prove their merit during this tour.
Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in the limited over format while Misbah-Ul-Haq will lead the test squad. Pakistan will play a warm-up match on April 18, while the tour formally starts from the April 21.
Meanwhile, West Indian selectors also on Thursday unveiled a thirteen-member squad for the first two ODIs against Pakistan.
The men from the Caribbean will play a five-match ODI series, in addition to one Twenty20, and two test matches against Pakistan scheduled to start from 21st April, 2011 in St.Lucia.
The Chairman of the West Indian selection panel, Clyde Butts stated that the core of the team is capable of serving for years to come.
According to him, the fresh blood inducted in the squad has the potential and the desire to succeed, and hence received the nod.
Butts added that the time was rife for making wholesome changes as the West Indians vowed to regain their lost glory at the highest level of the game.