DUBAI: A World XI team will visit Pakistan to play three T-20 matches in September this year. The decision was taken by the International Cricket Council at a meeting in Dubai, after reviewing reports from security officials of various boards and the ICC. In a tweet after the ICC meeting, chairman PCB’s Executive Committee, Najam Sethi, hoped the move would help revive international cricket in Pakistan. “The report is correct that a World XI will tour Pakistan but details still need to be worked out like the dates of matches and final schedule of the tour. Also the terms and conditions,” he said. Sethi however admitted that the PCB had kept a lid on the tour as it was waiting for the Pakistan Super League final to be held smoothly in Lahore. “The PSL final has now been held successfully and the response of the Pakistani people to the challenge of holding this match has been tremendous. The security arrangements for the final were well executed. We are now in a position to convince other boards to start sending their teams to Pakistan,” the PCB official said. He said details of the World XI tour would be worked out soon but the PCB was also in touch with some other boards to send their teams this year.
Ab Bolo! PSL Lahore has opened the door to return of international cricket. ICC 11 will play four t20 matches in Lahore in Sept. Hooray!
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) March 6, 2017