Pakistan cricket team to kickoff training for World XI series today
LAHORE: Pakistani cricket squad will begin its training camp from Thursday (today) for the upcoming three Twenty20 matches series with World XI at Gaddafi Stadium here.
Players from the national squad have reported at the camp to participate in the training session.
Pakistani speedster Mohammad Amir is likely to miss early days of training camp as he is in England along with his wife; the couple is expecting their first child.
Meanwhile, spinner Shadab Khan is to miss the first day of the training session for his commitment in the Caribbean Premier League.
Earlier today, head coach Mickey Arthur visited Gaddafi Stadium to oversee the arrangements.
It merits to mention here that Pakistani cricket team will play three T20 matches against World XI, scheduled to begin on September 12.
The other two matches will be played on September 13 and 15 respectively.
South Africa’s Faf du Plessis will lead the World XI squad, which will arrive in Pakistan on September 11.
Last month, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi addressed a presser and said: “15 players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe have agreed to play the World XI series in Pakistan, [however] India has declined to send its players to Pakistan.”