Test Cricket Tours - West Indies to Pakistan 1980-81
Tour of Pakistan
24th West Indies Test
Third Test-playing tour of Pakistan by West Indies
(October 1980 -
Andy Roberts, who had been
playing cricket almost continuously since coming to Hampshire on trial in
1973, was given a brief rest. He was
not considered for the tour and, although West Indies
managed well without him, he was subsequently restored to his Test
place.Provided, as the team was,
with Clarke, Croft, Garner and Marshall, Clive Lloyd's fast bowling strategy
was barely inconvenienced by the shoulder injury to Holding, or by the docile
At Multan Sylvester Clarke
lost his temper after being pelted with oranges and on the spur of the moment
picked up a brick boundary marker and threw it into the crowd, knocking out a
student Shafiq Ahmed and putting him into hospital.
This was West Indies' first
tour of Pakistan not
combined with a visit to India.
West Indies won the rain-spoilt Test series
by one match to nil, with three drawn, and won the one-day series with a
clean sweep of all three matches.This
maintained West Indies' winning sequence against Pakistan, having won all the six
ODIs played to date.
Jackie Hendriks was
appointed manager on 14 August.
Unavailable: Clyde Walcott when
he was invited to be tour manager.
After Faoud Bacchus and
Gordon Greenidge had both suffered from food poisoning a doctor travelled
round with the tour party
C L Walcott, C L Wilkins, G S Camacho and C H Lloyd
assembled in Barbados
and met on 27 September.
the end of the England
tour, the West Indies Board offered terms to the professionals who were
certainties for Pakistan,
and invited other players to state whether they would be available for
selectors did not consider Andy Roberts to allow him time to improve his back
Tour Party Announced :29 September
Larry Gomes was restored the side but it was decided to omit Deryck Murray
for a younger player.
Not selected : Wayne Daniel
Time between selection
and departure from West Indies
(29 September - 28
of SpainQNew York QLondon QIslamabad
Hendriks and eleven of the
players flew from Piarco Airport, Trinidad,
on 28 October. Flying via New York they met
up with Lloyd, Greenidge, Holding, Kallicharran and Richards in London.
The whole squad left Heathrow Airport
on 30 October and landed at Islamabad
Airport on 31 October, and Karachi the next day.
•Sylvester Clarke hit four sixes in his innings of 35 not out in
the 2nd Test and, with Nanan, added 44, a tenth wicket record against
Richards' 120 not out made in six hours at Multan
was the only West Indies century of the
Clive Lloyd led West Indies for the 42nd
time , breaking Peter May's record of 41 Tests as captain.
Other first-class matches
ϯ Minor matches
Return to West Indies
KarachiQLondonQNew YorkQBridgetown and regional
Greenidge left the tour early with a slipped disc. He
flew out of Karachi
on 21 December.
On 5 January 1981 the team departed Karachi
for London (where Kallicharran, Lloyd, Parry
and the manager remained) and flew onwards to New York.Richards and Croft stayed in the city briefly while the others flew on.
The bulk of the team (Haynes, Bacchus, Garner,
Murray, Marshall, Clarke and Pydanna) landed in Barbados on the afternoon of 7
January.Cricket officials had turned
up at the airport on 6 January to welcome the team but had to come back the
next day.Bacchus and Pydanna flew on
the same evening.
Holding arrived at Norman
on 8 January and was immediately called into Jamaica's
team versus Trinidad.Gomes and Nanan went to Piarco Airport
(Trinidad), also on 8 January; Richards to Antigua on 9 January; and Croft to
on 20 January.
Time away from West Indies
(28 October to 7 January)
West Indies’ tour of Pakistan made
a provisional profit of 101,972 dollars (TT)