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World XI team Captain is Faf Du Plessis, PCB official Said – Movingtrend

Dawn - Thursday August 24, 2017

Three matches T-twenty Series is set to play in Lahore, Pakistan in next month. Faf du Plessis South African Test and T20 captain will play as a Captain of the World XI team, top Official told Dawnnews.

Pakistan Cricket Board top officials said Faf Du Plessis will be the Captain of the World XI, a T-twenty series is scheduled to play in Lahore, where the successful event of PSL final was held.

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi in a press conference, said, "Players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe have agreed to play the World XI tournament in Pakistan. India, however, has declined to send its players."

Najam Sethi about pointing the security said, "A security team from ICC will visit Pakistan at the end of this month to view our security plans." and that the Punjab government has also allowed us to implement the plan.

Andy Flower, former Zimbabwe Captain coaching the World XI and assigned to select the squad for the tour which is financially supported by the International Cricket Council.

All the matches are scheduled to play in Lahore where the successful event of the PSL Final held. Sethi told, "even though it is my wish that we conduct some matches in Karachi. "
"Unfortunately, wherever I go, they tell me they are willing to send their players to Lahore as we successfully conducted the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final here. However, they [do] say that if we are able to conduct some PSL matches in Karachi next time, they will reconsider that option too."

Talking about the tour of the Sri-Lanka team, Sethi said, "Sri Lanka has agreed to visit Pakistan if we are able to conduct the World XI tour successfully. " He also added that, "Cricket West Indies and PCB are in talks that will see the Windies visiting Pakistan for a three-match T20 series in Lahore in November. "

Micky Arthur the Head Coach of the Pakistani team is very much sure about that this tour of World XI, if successfully implemented then it will bring the international cricket into the country. Since terrorists attack on the bus carrying Sri Lanka Team in 2009, Pakistan had played all its home series in outside countries.

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