Army welcomes upcoming cricket series

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Published: August 25, 2017
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CRICKET COMES HOME: The World XI tour can prove to be the first big step towards international teams visiting Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

CRICKET COMES HOME: The World XI tour can prove to be the first big step towards international teams visiting Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army on Thursday welcomed the upcoming Twenty20 series against a World XI outfit, comprising 14 foreign players.

“We welcome Cricket Team World XI to Pakistan,” Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet. “Pakistanis are eagerly prepared to host them as a peace and sports loving nation,” he added.

Du Plessis to captain World XI team to visit Pakistan

Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi on Thursday announced that 14 players from seven cricketing nations would be feature in a three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan, scheduled to be held in Lahore, next month.

He announced the 14-man squad which will tour the country in September to play three T20Is.

The team  includes stars such as South African stars Hashim Amla, David Miller, Albie Morkel and Imran Tahir, West Indian Samuel Badree and Darren Sammy — will be led by South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis. APP

Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2017.

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