A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Pakistan hoping to host World XI matches sometime this year

Shah confirmed that the matches would take place this year

Sindh Sports Minister Mohammad Ali Shah has announced that preparation for the proposed tour to Pakistan by a World XI squad is well under way after it had already been delayed twice this year.

The matches between the World XI and Pakistan XI were postponed twice, once in May and once again in August, but Shah stated that the tour was indeed confirmed and arrangements were on track.

The Express Tribune quoted Shah as saying: “The team will arrive on October 18. The matches will be played on October 20 and 21 at the National Stadium in Karachi.”

Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya will captain the World XI, which is mainly made up of ex West Indies and South Africa players such as Justin Kemp, Charl Langeveldt, Andre Nel, Neil McKenzie.

Shah also noted that the Pakistan squad for the matches will be led by Shahid Afridi and will include other experienced players such as Younus Khan, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Nasir Jamshed Abdul Razzaq and Sarfraz Ahmed.

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