Wasim Akram Delighted About Cricket Coming Back To Pakistan


Recently, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that 15 players from seven different countries have agreed to visit the country as part of the World XI squad to play a three-match T20 series to be held in Lahore next month.

The return of full global cricket to Pakistan moved a step closer on Monday when it was confirmed that former England coach Andy Flower will lead a World XI in three Twenty20 matches in Lahore next month. "India, however, has declined to send players", Sethi said.

Flower had been assigned to select the World XI squad and the tour is financially supported by the International Cricket Council.

However, low-ranked sides, namely Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, had toured the country for a limited-over series. It hosted an incident free final of its domestic T20 tournament " Pakistan Super League " in Lahore in March in which former West Indies captain Darren Sammy also participated.

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Respected security advisor Reg Dickason, who gave the green light to England's tour of Bangladesh last winter, has given his blessing to more high-profile cricket in Pakistan as long as it passes an ICC inspection later this month. He was also hopeful about bringing back global cricket to Pakistan. Pray that we keep our security solid. "Once contracts are signed by the players, the team will be announced in the coming days", the report said.

Addressing media at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday Najam Sethi said the West Indies Cricket Board has agreed to play three T20s in Pakistan.

A World XI tour kicks off in September followed by a short visit by Sri Lanka for a Twenty20 match in October, then a Twenty20 series against the West Indies a month later.