PCB unveil the logo for the World XI series against Pakistan
The series against World XI is set to start from September 12.
Updated - Sep 7, 2017 10:20 pm
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has unveiled the logo for the World XI series against Pakistan starting from September 12. Pakistan is set to host World XI for a 3 match T20 International series which will take place at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. PCB chief Najam Sethi unveiled the logo in the press conference on Thursday.
The eagerly anticipated Independence Cup is set to begin in 5 days. The hype surrounding the event remains unparalleled amongst the masses in Pakistan. Pakistan Cricket Board has worked extremely hard to make the series into existence as the last piece of International action the country saw was back in 2009. This is the first time in 9 years an international team is scheduled to visit the country.
Will plan for matches in Karachi as well: Sethi
The Chief of the Board, Najam Sethi, appeared elated during the event which unveiled the logo of the Pakistan-World XI series. Sethi declared that the sole purpose of the series is to project positive and safe Pakistan. He was also confident of scheduling International matches in Karachi in the near future.
“The purpose of the World XI series is to project a positive image of Pakistan around the world. He also said the board is working hard to hold matches in Karachi in the near future as well,” commented Sethi while addressing the press conference.
World XI series will be headed by Proteas skipper Faf Du Plessis and the likes of Darren Sammy, Hashim Amla, Grant Elliott, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Paul Collingwood, Tamim Iqbal are the other prominent names in the World XI camp.
Sri Lanka and West Indies have already expressed their wish to tour Pakistan before. Also, one of the matches between Sri Lanka and the hosts is scheduled to be played in Lahore where the team bus was attacked by the militants in 2009. West Indies are planning to visit the country for T20I series. But for all that to happen, the series against World XI should be successfully organized without any further controversial incident.
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 7, 2017