ICC to continue supporting cricket in Pakistan

ICC to continue supporting cricket in Pakistan

"We welcomed them in a memorable way and we are here to cherish the achievements of our great players besides watching a thrilling match", they added.

Du Plessis was one of five South Africa players in World XI, along with Hashim Amla, David Miller, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir. Since then our players have to travel foreign countries all year, longing for that cheerful noise of a home crowd.

Former cricketer Shahid Afridi has finally received a send off by the Pakistan Cricket Board for his contribution to cricket. "It didn't feel unusual at all". Now, the next steps have to be taken, meaning can they be rolled out in more than one city over a longer period of time.

The likes of Darren Sammy were paid up to $50,000 for the PSL final.

A complete return of worldwide cricket to Pakistan in the near future seems unlikely at the moment.

Pakistan clinched the three-match series 2-1, winning the decisive T20 by 33 runs in front of a boisterous capacity crowd of 25,000 at the Gaddafi Stadium.

The two were driven around the stadium in rickshaws which were had also taken the World XI team round the stadium before the start of the first match.

The ICC provided and funded security resources for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the three-match series, which Pakistan won 2-1, and ICC's head of media and communication, Sami ul Hassan, says that ICC will continue to contribute towards the revival of worldwide cricket in Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference along with PCB head Najam Sethi, President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron confirmed that the Carribean side would play three T20s in November. The upcoming visits of West Indies and SriLankan teams will pave a way for other teams to visit Pakistan. The all-rounder was honoured along with his former teammate Misbah-ul-Haq.

"If security plans stay as good as this, other teams will also come here".

The series between Pakistan and World XI has garnered a lot of hype and interest.

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