Captain Faf du Plessis to lead the World XI squad, PCB confirms

South African Test and T20 Captain Faf du Plessis will lead the World XI squad set to play a three-match T20 series in Lahore next month, a top Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official informed DawnNews on Wednesday.

The official said that the PCB and International Cricket Council (ICC) are currently processing financial and insurance matters for World XI players. Once contracts are signed by the players, the team will be announced in the coming days, he said.

PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said on Monday that 15 players from seven countries had agreed to visit Pakistan as part of the World XI squad.

Sethi, addressing a press conference, announced: “Players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe have agreed to play the World XI tournament in Pakistan. India, however, has declined to send players.”

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