It is going to be a historic moment for Pakistan as a cricketing nation as efforts are made to bring cricket back to the country. The ICC World XI comprising of the likes Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Paul Collingwood will tour Pakistan for short three-match T20 series.The Independence Cup will see Pakistan and ICC World XI battle it out in a three-match series.
The first game will be played on 12th September. All games will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
South Africa’s Faf du Plessis has been named as the captain of ICC World XI. International Cricket Council (ICC) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have made continuous efforts to make sure that cricket once again be played in Pakistan. The infamous incident in 2009 left Pakistan cricket in utter darkness as the side were forced to play all their games in UAE.
Pakistan has announced their 16-man squad for the series and is all geared up to play in front of their home crowds. It is certainly going to be spectacle when ICC World XI takes on Pakistan in a three-match T20 series.
Independence Cup Schedule
1st T20 –World XI vs Pakistan
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 14:00 GMT
2nd T20 – World XI vs Pakistan
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 14:00 GMT
3rd T20 – World XI vs Pakistan
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 14:00 GMT