Dawn – Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi said on Monday that 15 players from seven countries have agreed to visit Pakistan as part of the World XI squad set to play a three-match T20 series in Lahore next month.

Summary

  • Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi said on Monday that 15 players from seven countries have agreed to visit Pakistan as part of the World XI squad set to play a three-match T20 series in Lahore next month.
  • Sethi, addressing a press conference, said, “Players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe have agreed to play the World XI tournament in Pakistan.
  • “Sri Lanka has agreed to visit Pakistan if we are able to conduct the World XI tour successfully,” Sethi maintained.
  • The ICC board said it had agreed to support a three-game Twenty20 series between Pakistan and a World XI side in a bid to help revive international cricket in the country.
  • Pakistan cricket team head coach Mickey Arthur has shown great interest in the series and hopes that the tour of the World XI would bring Pakistan a step closer to reviving international cricket.


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