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‘PCB to move forward on World XI visit after govt go-ahead’

Giles Clarke appreciated by PCB chief for his efforts
Giles Clarke appreciated by PCB chief for his efforts

LAHORE: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has said they would confirm the visit of World XI cricket team to Pakistan after getting security clearance from the government.

ICC Task Force chairman Giles Clarke is keen on bringing the team to Pakistan in September.

“I am grateful to Mr Giles Clarke, who is taking keen interest in resumption of international cricket in Pakistan. He wants to bring World-XI to Pakistan. After receiving a go-ahead from the government, the PCB will move forward on his plan,” Shaharyar said.

He added that Clarke had wanted to bring a Commonwealth team to Pakistan last year but it was not possible for the PCB to finance the expensive trip.

He said the World XI tour would help resume international cricket in Pakistan and the PCB would try its best to make the tour possible.

In his email message to Shaharyar, Clarke said, “Many congratulations on successful staging of PSL final. A tremendous achievement by the PCB and wonderful determination. Our congratulations to you all and to the Punjab government, army and police. Very well played. We will be there in September. Warmest wishes.”

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