Australia sees no tour to Pakistan 'in short term'


From Dubai, the World XI players will depart for their respective countries.

"The way Pakistani people and the crowd - particularly at this ground - cheered for us at the end of the second game, which we won beating the home team, made us feel right at home", Flower explained.

"They were so pleased, saying thank you, and they were so excited by the players being there".

While the visits of two worldwide sides in the latter half of the current year bode well for Pakistan cricket, there is still a long way to go for the country to draw back major sides for a bilateral tour. "It didn't feel unusual at all".

Darren Sammy as always loved playing in Pakistan and his smile says it all! We hope that the successful event would pave the way for more sports activities of regional and global level in Pakistan, contributing to efforts to promote soft image of the country.

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Pakistan claimed a 2-1 series victory after winning the third and final match by 33 runs. Former players Misbah and Afridi also attended the last T20 Match.

Hosting of this short cricket series is a major step towards the revival of cricket in Pakistan and to convivence the other countries to play cricket in Pakistan.

The presence of CWI chief Dave Cameron at the Gaddafi stadium on Friday in company of PCB chief Najam Sethi all but confirms that the Caribbean side will undertake the visit in November. The upcoming visits of West Indies and SriLankan teams will pave a way for other teams to visit Pakistan.

It is later known that Afridi had agreed to do a lap of honour rather than receive an award or reception by the PCB. The two were given a standing ovation by a packed 25,000 crowd. The all-rounder was honoured along with his former teammate Misbah-ul-Haq. "I think when they'll go back, they will have good memories, fond memories, which are going to stay with them for a very long time", added Sami, who is also a senior journalist.

The series between Pakistan and World XI has garnered a lot of hype and interest.