LAHORE: The successful Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 final in Lahore has paved the way for restoration international cricket in the country, as International Cricket Council (ICC) will be sending World XI to Pakistan to play a four-match Twenty20 series in September.
The head of ICC Pakistan Task Force Giles Clarke has been impressed by the extraordinary security measures taken for the PSL final.
Sources said that security teams of eight countries which traveled to Lahore to observe arrangements for the final, have also submitted positive reports with ICC.
Following this, the ICC has agreed to send World XI to Pakistan in September.
The four-match series at the Gaddafi Stadium – to be called The Independence Cup to mark the 70th anniversary of partition – is intended to continue the reintroduction of top-level cricket to the country after a near eight-year hiatus.
Chairman PSL Najam Sethi has also confirmed the development. In a message on twitter Sethi said that PSL final in Lahore had opened the door to return of International cricket and ICC XI will play four T-20 matches in Lahore in September.