Pakistan to face World XI in first T20 today

Tuesday 12 2017 2 weeks ago 38   Lahore   Print

Samuel Badree and Sarfraz seeing with trophy in Lahore.

Report  Web Desk : LAHORE: The first Twenty20 International of the three-match Independence Cup between Pakistan and World XI will be played here at the Gaddafi Stadium today (Tuesday). After a gap of eight years, top international cricketers are touring Pakistan in the form of World XI squad. The World XI squad comprising 13 players from seven top cricket-playing nations landed in Lahore early Monday amid massive security, with Pakistan hoping the tour will end years of international isolation. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi and other officials were present at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore to welcome the World XI squad. West Indies Samuel Badree was the only player in the 14-man squad who reached Lahore on Tuesday morning due to his commitment with the CPL. The World XI, which will play three Twenty20 internationals from Tuesday, arrived around 2:00am Pakistan time (2100 GMT) with air surveillance and dozens of police vans in attendance as the team was whisked to their hotel. (01)