Big time cricket is set to come back to Pakistan with the three-coordinate Independence Cup Twenty20 arrangement against a ritzy World XI.
The primary match will be played today (Tuesday) with the following two recreations slated for Wednesday (tomorrow) and Friday. The whole arrangement will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Despite the fact that Zimbabwe played three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20s out of 2015, that arrangement did not have an effect as Pakistan’s rivals were not viewed as solid. In any case, the meeting World XI involves a large group of present and previous stars, including two World Twenty20 title winning chiefs in Darren Sammy (West Indies) and Paul Collingwood (England).
The guests, drove by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis and instructed by previous Zimbabwean awesome Andy Flower, achieved Lahore in the small hours of Monday and had a training session at the stadium at night.
They were conveyed to the group inn from the airplane terminal under a tight security cover, which incited Du Plessis to state, “We had a feeling that we were in a motion picture.” The group incorporates five South Africans, three Australians, two West Indians and a player each from England, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Pakistan commander Sarfraz Ahmed trusted that the World XI visit would open the entryways for more global cricket in the nation. Sarfraz said as chief it was a pleased minute for him and every one of the players who have been chosen to speak to Pakistan in the arrangement.
The PCB from that point forward had been attempting to resuscitate universal activity in the nation however was not able persuade or ease the security worries of its partners to embrace the voyage through Pakistan, until holding the Pakistan Super League last in Lahore prior this year. The ICC additionally shaped a taskforce to restore worldwide cricket in Pakistan and the World XI arrangement is a consequence of those joined endeavors.
Pakistan is giving a head-of-state level security to the meeting group with Pakistan Army, Rangers, Police and other law requirement organizations guaranteeing that the visit goes easily and with no untoward episode.