Prisoners across Punjab to set to witness the World XI match against Pakistan
Televisions are being installed in the barracks as per the orders so that the prisoners catch the live action between the two teams in the Independence Cup.
by Soham Author
Published - Sep 12, 2017 2:25 pm | Updated - Sep 12, 2017 2:25 pm
The ICC World XI is all set to take on Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore today. the day is of utmost significance for the country as it will mark the end of the international drought Pakistan have been going through since 2009. While the whole country will be glued to their TV sets, there is some massive news for the prisoners in Punjab too.
The prisoners in jails across Punjab will get an opportunity to witness the historic encounter between the ICC World XI and Pakistan. According to reports, Inspector General (IG) of Punjab Prisons Mian Farooq Nazir has asked all jail superintendents to arrange the screening of the matches for the jailbirds.
Televisions are being installed in the barracks as per the orders so that the prisoners catch the live action between the two teams in the Independence Cup. The first two matches of the series will be played on September 12th and 13th respectively. the final match of the Independence Cup is scheduled for the 15th of September.
The World XI team will be lead by Protea skipper Faf du Plessis and it also consists of the likes of Paul Collingwood, Imran Tahir, Hashim Amla, Morne Morkel, David Miller, Darren Sammy, Thisara Pereira, Grant Elliot, Tim Payne, George Bailey, Tamim Iqbal, Samuel Badree and coach Andy Flower.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi was present at the Airport to greet the visiting team. Sethi has done tremendous work since taking over as the PCB Chairman. It is believed that Sri Lanka and West Indies will travel to Pakistan for brief tours after the completion of the World XI series. 17 former legends and captains have also been invited by the board to be present in the stands during the historic encounter. Without a shade of doubt, it will be a delight for the Pakistani fans to be able to see international action after years of punishment.