Indian Express – By: Express News Service |

Published:September 14, 2017 3:09 Mounted police officers patrol in front of Gaddafi Cricket Stadium ahead of the World XI cricket series in Lahore, Pakistan September 11, 2017.

Summary

  • By: Express News Service | Published:September 14, 2017 3:09 Mounted police officers patrol in front of Gaddafi Cricket Stadium ahead of the World XI cricket series in Lahore, Pakistan September 11, 2017.
  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said Sri Lanka have already agreed to play a one-off T20 International in Lahore on October 29, while West Indies would come for a three-match T20 series in November.
  • The ICC is very serious about reviving international cricket in the country and we are happy the first step has been taken with the World XI tour,” Richardson said at a press conference in Lahore, adding: “The intention would be to bring more PSL (Pakistan Super League) matches to Pakistan and also to bring Full Member countries to tour Pakistan; not a World XI tour.
  • “The World XI tour will send out a positive message to the world cricket community that the security situation in Pakistan has improved and is satisfactory,” Richardson said, describing international cricket’s revival (bilateral series) in Pakistan as a “step by step process”, which “will take time”.
  • Sethi, on the other hand, spoke about the upcoming short series against Sri Lanka and West Indies while envisaging a bilateral series against South Africa next year, based on the feedback of five South African cricketers playing for the World XI in Lahore.


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