‘World’s top players to arrive in Pakistan for T20 series’
Chairman Pakistan Super League (PSL) says the International Cricket Council (ICC) has assured to send team of ‘top foreign players’ to Pakistan for a three-match T20 series.
According to a tweet posted by Mr. Sethi, Giles Clarke, who is also ICC’s Pakistan Task Force chairman, has reviewed security report of ICC experts & agreed 3 T20 matches in Pak end Sep of ICC Team of world’s top current players.
In March, a British newspaper had reported that the ICC would send a World XI team to Pakistan in September this year for a four-match Twenty20 series.
Giles Clarke has reviewed security report of ICC experts & agreed 3 T20 matches in Pak end Sep of ICC Team of world’s TOP current players.
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) April 26, 2017
Head of ICC’s Task Team on Pakistan Giles Clarke said ICC would bring a World XI to Pakistan in September this year.
“The desire is to give the cricket-starved Pakistani supporters the chance to see some of the world’s finest players in live action,” Clarke said.
“The world of cricket needs to help Pakistan, who cannot continue to play their home fixtures overseas. The youth need inspiring, and the national teams need far more cricket played in familiar terrain. Furthermore, the terrorists cannot win and cricket must not give up on Pakistan,” said the head of ICC’s team seeking to revive cricket in Pakistan.
Giles Clarke in January this year made a two-day visit to Lahore to assess security arrangements for international teams. He said he was impressed with the arrangements put in place.