LAHORE: The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) World XI players landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport in the midst of tight security early Monday morning, a day prior to the eagerly awaited three-coordinate T20 arrangement against Pakistan commences at Gaddafi Stadium.
The ritzy group, drove by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis, was invited by Pakistan Cricket Board director Najam Sethi at the airplane terminal, before being transported to its lodging at Mall Road.
The World XI is planned to play three T20 matches of the Independence Cup in Lahore on September 12, 13, and 15, in a noteworthy arrangement which sees universal cricket come back to the nation following a dry season of eight years, excepting a concise visit by Zimbabwe in 2015.
The PCB has high expectations that the arrangement will close that dull part for good — and enable another era of players to encounter the excite of playing before a home group interestingly.
Only five individuals from the present squad have done that before — captain Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Sohail Khan and Ahmed Shehzad.
Approximately 8,000 police and paramilitary powers will watch groups
as they go forward and backward from Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.
Streets and shops will be shut around the 27,000-limit setting, while observers should go through numerous security checkpoints.
The World XI highlights du Plessis’ kinsmen Hashim Amla and David Miller, in addition to Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal, New Zealand’s Grant Elliott, England’s Paul Collingwood and Australia’s George Bailey in a solid batting line-up.