Afridi Wishes Indian Players Were Also Part of World XI

Former Pakistani All-rounder Shahid Afridi wishes that it would be better if Indian players were also the part of historic world XI tour of Pakistan. 

In an interview to BBC Urdu, Afridi said he was happy that international cricketers will be going to play on Pakistani soil, adding that it would have been even better if Indian players were also included in the World XI team.

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi believes the World XI tour is an important development in the restoration of international cricket in Pakistan. He also lauded Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi and his team for their efforts to bring international cricket back in the country.

“The people of Pakistan love cricket and they want to see international cricketers playing in front of them,” he said.

He further said that the cricket grounds in the country were not being utilized properly since last eight years, after a militant attack on Sri Lankan team bus in 2009 deprived the nation of global cricket action.

The 14-member ICC World XI side — led by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis — is scheduled to play three T20 matches in Lahore on September 12, 13, and 15.

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