Excitement is at its peak as Pakistan is hosting a cricket match of international players from different nations in Lahore. The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) World XI players landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.
Following tight security, the team of stars has arrived in Pakistan a day prior to the eagerly awaited three-day T20 series against Pakistan kicks off at Gaddafi Stadium.
The World XI team drove by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis, was invited at the airport by the Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi, before being escorted to a lodging at Mall Road.
“It’s great to be here,” said Andy Flower, the World XI coach and previous Zimbabwe skipper.
“We are anticipating seeing a lot of you watching the great cricket that we will put on the show and we had a warm welcome as of now.”
The PCB wants to resuscitate cricket in Pakistan with this arrangement after shooters assaulted the Sri Lankan national cricket team transport in Lahore in 2009. That experience injured a few of the players and killed six policemen and a driver.
Pakistan has been without international cricketing occasions generally from that point forward. What’s more, now it appears things are improving. Pakistanis have always enjoyed the good piece of cricket and are fans of many international cricketers too. With the advent of this World XI team, we all are hopeful for a bright future of cricket in Pakistan.
The World XI Squad
Here are the international cricketers who are part of the visiting team to Pakistan:
- Faf du Plessis (capt),
- Hashim Amla,
- George Bailey,
- Thisara Perera,
- Darren Sammy,
- Imran Tahir.
- Paul Collingwood,
- Ben Cutting,
- Grant Elliott,
- Tamim Iqbal,
- David Miller,
- Morne Morkel,
- Tim Paine,
Unprecedented Security Arrangements Finalized
Both the federal and Punjab provincial governments have sent a huge number of security officials to monitor the teams on the routes from their Hotel to the Gaddafi Stadium, which will have the matches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Streets and shops will stay shut around the 27,000 limit stadium so as to guarantee that no disaster happens. The spectators will likewise experience strict security measures before entering the stadium.