Sri Lanka, West Indies ready to play T20I Series in Lahore


International cricket is ready to make comeback in Pakistan with the West Indies getting ready to play a Twenty20 International series in the month of November. On Monday, The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the tournament between Sri Lankan and West Indies teams will get start from September. Apart from it, T20 matches will be held in Lahore. In nine years, for the first time Pakistan cricket lovers will see international cricket in their country.

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“Cricket West Indies and Pakistan Cricket Board are advancing discussions that will see the West Indies team play the T20 matches with Pakistan in Lahore in late November,” PCB stated.

“My mission statement is to bring back international cricket to Pakistan and hopefully we will be able to announce the full World XI side in next two to three days,” PCB chairman Najam Sethi said.

The World XI series has been in deliberations from the time when the PSL final take place in Lahore in the month of March in 2017.

The government has assured presidential-level safety for the week-long tournament by the World XI side.  The team will include 15 players from all the famous Test-playing countries.

Image result for Sri Lanka, West Indies ready to play T20I Series in LahoreThe squad will be headed by Andy Flower as coach and also involves South Africans players including Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir.

Sethi asserted two Australian players had also finalized their contribution in the World XI side.

“Rest of the players are from West Indies, England, Sri Lanka and New Zealand,” he expressed. He certified, “The Indian board had not given leeway for any Indian player to be in the World XI side.”

Ever since 2009, only Zimbabwe went by the nation in 2015 to play in a constrained over matches.

Image result for Sri Lanka, West Indies ready to play T20I Series in LahoreSethi said the arrival of universal cricket to Pakistan was a slow procedure.

“It was an extremely troublesome undertaking persuading the Sri Lankan board to send their group to Lahore by and by yet they have demonstrated awesome valor in tolerating our demand and ideally if security courses of action are affirmed they will come and play T20 coordinates in October.”

Sethi likewise influenced it to clear that no outside group was by and by ready to play coordinates far from Lahore.

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“We will endeavor to arrange some matches of the Pakistan Super League in Karachi right on time one year from now with the goal that we can begin persuading groups to likewise play at different settings separated from Lahore,” he included.