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Pakistan celebrate return of worldwide cricket with memorable win over World XI

Pakistan celebrate return of worldwide cricket with memorable win over World XI”

"After the tour of World XI things will improve far as security and other issues are concerned and foreign teams will be coming to Pakistan to play global cricket".

Pakistan won the first match of the series after they scored a massive 197 for 5 and won by 20 runs.

Pakistan defeated World XI by 33 runs in the Third and final Twenty20 global match to seal the Independence Cup series 2-1 here on Friday.

While the Punjab Government is providing "Presidential level security" for the week-long World XI series in Lahore, Sethi expressed his desire to host a few games in the other cities too, notably Karachi. "We wanted to come here and play a small part in cricket coming back to Pakistan". Meanwhile, Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi said that World XI will again visit Pakistan in year 2018 and 2019 to help promote global cricket in the country. But from thereon Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam steadied the ship as they put a 102 run-stand.

"I don't see in the short term there are any plans for us to play in Pakistan", Sport24 quoted Sutherland, as saying. His 55-ball knock included eight fours and three sixes.

Speaking about Sri Lanka and West Indies teams expected tour to Pakistan, he said a team who wants to play in Pakistan wouldsurely visit here.

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He further added that he is eyeing to make a comeback in the team before the Sri Lankan series of which the last T20 match is scheduled to be held in Lahore.

Security fears with militants disturbing the peace at regular intervals had forced foreign teams to stay away from Pakistan.

According to some media reports, the PCB is spending US$2.5-3 million for staging the three-match Independence Cup against World XI.

Despite the International Cricket Council (ICC) pushing for more international cricket in Pakistan, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has ruled out the possibility of his side touring the country in the near future.

Sethi said Sri Lanka had also agreed to play a one-off T20 worldwide in Lahore on October 29, though he was still holding out hope for two matches.



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