ISLAMABAD (AP) South Africa test captain Faf du Plessis will lead a World XI team to play a three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan in Lahore next month, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi said on Thursday. The series is aimed at reviving international cricket in Pakistan, which has hosted just Zimbabwe and Afghanistan over the last eight years since terrorists attacked the Sri Lanka cricket team bus in Lahore in 2009. ”This will be an auspicious moment for Pakistan cricket and I am positive that it will serve to open the doors of international cricket in Pakistan,” Sethi said. Hashim Amla, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir and David Miller are the other South African players named in the World XI which also includes three from Australia, George Bailey, Tim Paine and Ben Cutting and two West Indies players, Darren Sammy and Samuel Badree. Du Plessis said his maiden tour to Lahore will help in bringing back international cricket to Pakistan and all the players have been given security assurance. ”All the members of the squad have complete faith and trust in the assessment and judgment of the security experts, who have assured us that there will be no compromise… Read full this story
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