Pakistan is now hosting a World XI cricket team for three T20 games in the eastern city of Lahore, a series that is being touted as a watershed moment for those bidding to restore worldwide cricket in the country.
PAKISTAN beat the World XI in the last T20 match by 33 runs and wrap up the three-match T20 series 2-1 before a jubilant, packed to capacity crowd at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore Friday night. The people of Pakistan are delirious.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says he does not expect Australia to play in Pakistan "in the short term". After the 2009 attack on Sri Lankan team, only Zimbabwe toured the country for a bilateral series in 2015.
While the visits of two global sides in the latter half of the current year bode well for Pakistan cricket, there is still a long way to go for the country to draw back major sides for a bilateral tour.
PCB chairman Najam Sethi said that the agreement with the West Indies Cricket Board has been finalised and they have confirmed that they will come to Lahore in November to play three T20 Internationals. adding that the itinerary for the matches against West Indies would soon be announced.
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Pakistani spectators hold placards at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on September 15, 2017 before the start of the third and final Twenty20 worldwide match between the World XI and Pakistan. Hopefully, Pakistan will play Test cricket at home again.
"They were so pleased, saying thank you, and they were so excited by the players being there".
Meanwhile, New Zealand's Grant Elliott, who is now in Pakistan to play the T20 series for World XI, said he found security in the Asian nation as "amazing".
The likes of Darren Sammy were paid up to $50,000 for the PSL final.
While for now the West Indies and Sri Lanka might not be the crème-de-crème of worldwide cricket, a successful conclusion of their visit could open up more doors.