Samuel Badree helps World XI level series against Pakistan

Samuel Badree helps World XI level series against Pakistan

Pakistan defeated World XI by 33 runs in the Third and final Twenty20 worldwide match to seal the Independence Cup series 2-1 here on Friday.

They lost 6 wickets to Ben Cutting (1), Samuel Badree (2), Thisara Perera (2), and Imran Tahir (1).

World XI captain Faf du Plessis and Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

Final match between Pakistan and World XI just to begin and around 25, 000 spectators are already gathered in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore to watch World XI T20 Final today (September 15) in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore has total capacity of 27,000 spectators.

Finally, the Pakistan Cricket Board has got a breakthrough in terms of attracting global cricket to Pakistan and that too in the form of an worldwide series involving a World XI side. More than the series triumph, they would be delighted to host worldwide games after the infamous terror attacks of 2009.

Sethi said Sri Lanka had also agreed to play a one-off T20 global in Lahore on October 29, though he was still holding out hope for two matches.

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"These three T20s between World XI and Pakistan are very important in the context of Pakistan cricket".

"We can empathize with Pakistan, because the problems Pakistan is facing in arranging these tours, we face similar circumstances back home", Cameron said.

Former cricketer Shahid Afridi has finally received a send off by the Pakistan Cricket Board for his contribution to cricket. "As we host more foreign teams we will have relaxations but without compromising on the security for visiting teams or our players", Sethi said.

Among others, Hashim Amla of South Africa made 21, Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh scored 14 and captain Faf du Plessis contributed 13.

Heaping praise over the efforts of the security agencies in providing top-notch security for the Independence Cup, the ICC chief executive had also said that they would continue to financially assist the security company which is looking after the events in Pakistan for three more years. World cricket's governing body wants worldwide teams back in Pakistan after an eight-year absence due to security concerns but cautioned that it could be a "long process". "It will be good for the children to see their heroes play", he hoped.