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WICB chief 'hopeful' for T20 series in Pakistan subject to FICA's approval

WICB chief 'hopeful' for T20 series in Pakistan subject to FICA's approval

This will give an extra strength and confidence along with many joys to their home fans to see upcoming many home series in all the format of cricket against other countries. It would have been great to see two-three Indian players in the World XI, but this is the first step towards normality with regard to global cricket in Pakistan", Latif said.

It's worth noting that, early this year, when there was a suggestion from some quarters that Afridi be given a farewell match to end his worldwide career, the PCB officials, including current chairman Najam Sethi, opposed and ridiculed the idea.

David Richardson was of the view that bringing back worldwide cricket to Pakistan was not that easy and PCB worked hard in this regard and held the PSL final in safe manner which broke the ice and changed the perception about Pakistan.

In the World XI team, the openers had presented their good performance recently. This game is a series decider, as the contest is now leveled 1-1 following the victory of #World Xi in the second match. Pakistan's famous Chacha Cricket was here, dancing and raising slogans with the fans in every stand he went to as he was free to move in the stadium.

The third match of the most expected series between the Pakistan vs World XI is all set to held in Lahore today on Friday, September 15. "For a lot of guys who don't play a lot of global cricket these days, this was terrific competition against a strong Pakistan side". More than the series triumph, they would be delighted to host global games after the infamous terror attacks of 2009.

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"My personal bond with guys like Mushtaq Ahmed and Muhammad Akram and my brother's experience with the Pakistani players make it particularly special for me to be here". He said that the passionate people of Pakistan deserve to watch cricket at their own grounds. It's something I would be glad to have been a part of.

"I don't see in the short term there are any plans for us to play in Pakistan", Sport24 quoted Sutherland, as saying.

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy and his counterpart, Samuel Badree, Englishman Paul Collingwood, Aussie cricketers - George Bailey and Tim Paine and New Zealander Grant Elliot, who was born in South Africa, made the trip to Pakistan.

International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson, left, addresses a news conference with Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Seth in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.