World XI will again visit Pakistan in 2018 and 2019, says Najam Sethi

Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi said on Wednesday that World XI will again visit Pakistan in the year 2018 and 2019 to help promote international cricket in the country.

The visit of World XI has paved way for international cricket to Pakistan and apart from the visit of other foreign teams the World XI will also undertake visits to Pakistan in the successive years 2018 and 2019, he told media here.

“When next time the World XI will tour Pakistan it will have the services of the top more most cricketers of the globe which will make the foreign team stronger,” he asserted.

Chairman PCB said after the three matches Independence Cup series between World XI and Pakistan, Sri Lankan and the West Indies teams will be visiting Pakistan to play T20 matches.

“PCB is striving for the cause of the return of international cricket to Pakistan and we are delighted that our efforts finally bore fruit and doors of international cricket have been opened to Pakistan with the visit of World XI,” said Najam Sethi.

He termed the successful holding of the Pakistan Super League final earlier this year ‘the game changer’ for cricket in Pakistan and said it helped in changing perception regarding Pakistan cricket in the outer world.

“Now after the tour of World XI things will be improved as far a security and other issues are concerned and foreign teams will be coming to Pakistan to play international cricket,” said PCB Chief.

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