2009 scars of a terrorist attack on a bus carrying Sri Lankan players in Lahore have become stagnant on the international image of Pakistan. Since then international visits have been put on halt. However, the recent breakthrough was the Zimbabwe’s visit and hosting PSL final at Lahore.
And the good news is,
Pakistan is going to host 15-man squad from top-notch test playing countries next month. Yes, a three-day T20 tournament at Lahore.
More about World XI to Pakistan
The 15-player squad is from top seven countries in the cricket arena i.e. England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
The coach who is going to head the world XI is former Zimbabwean captain Andy Flower and he himself has selected the players according to PCB chairman Najam Sethi.
In a press conference, Najam Sethi briefed about the security conditions and endorsement offered at its fullest by Punjab Government. Furthermore, tour Finances will be mutually handled by PCB and ICC. Najam Sethi also expressed his wish to include Karachi as a hosting city, however, international reluctance is the reason behind the decline.
Furthermore, tour Finances will be mutually handled by PCB and ICC. Najam Sethi also expressed his wish to include Karachi as a hosting city, however, international reluctance is the reason behind the decline.
Another good news followed was the expected West Indies team visit to Lahore in November in the consequences of successful world XI tour.
In connection to security concerns, ICC itself has planned to visit Lahore in the end of August to finalize any remnant preparations. Since they have also contributed towards the security check.
The Squad of World XI
Some of the biggest names of Cricket are coming to Pakistan next month and they are,
Faf du Plessis (C), Hashim Amla, Samuel Badree, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood, Ben Cutting, Grant Elliot, Tamim Iqbal, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Tim Paine, Thisara Perera, Imran Tahir, Darren Sammy.
Schedule of World XI
1st T20 international will be on 12 September followed by 2nd and 3rd on 13 and 15 of September respectively. Means only a few days left guys!
Venue and Tickets
Gaddafi stadium would be the venue for this fortunate event starting at 7:00. And the most important thing, tickets are available at Eticketing.pk
Grab your tickets before it’s too late.