LAHORE: The trophy for the upcoming Independence Cup, to be performed between Pakistan and World XI, was unveiled on Monday.
Whereas talking to the media after the trophy unveiling ceremony, Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, mentioned they had been well-prepared for the upcoming matches.
“Our accountability has elevated after successful the Champions Trophy.”
Expressing pleasure over the event, the Pakistan crew captain mentioned World XI is an excellent crew and he expects thrilling cricket to be performed.
When requested who his favorite participant was, Sarfraz mentioned similar to many others, he too preferred South African participant Hashim Amla.
Earlier, the Worldwide Cricket Council’s (ICC) World XI gamers arrived at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Worldwide Airport amid tight safety, a day earlier than the much-anticipated three-match T20 collection in opposition to Pakistan kicks off at Gaddafi Stadium.
The star-studded crew, led by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis, was welcomed by Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi on the airport, earlier than being transported to its resort at Mall Street.
Later throughout a information convention, Faf du Plessis mentioned the historic tour to Pakistan presents a uncommon alternative for the gamers to be part of one thing larger than simply cricket.
“Once I sit down with my household some day and we discuss this… it’s one thing I might be glad to have been part of,” mentioned du Plessis, as he expressed his pleasure for taking part within the historic collection.
Andy Flower had mentioned he was completely happy and proud to be coach of the World XI crew.
“We’re celebrating the return of worldwide cricket to Pakistan. This courageous nation needed to undergo the absence of worldwide cricket for a really very long time,” Flower mentioned.
The previous Zimbabwean cricketer identified that Pakistan crew had achieved numerous important milestones within the eight years that it had suffered isolation within the cricket world.
“Pakistan helped Zimbabwean cricket quite a bit within the 1990s,” he mentioned.
The coach expressed hope the world will get to see some nice cricket motion this week.
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