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ICC officials visit Gaddafi Stadium for World XI tour security

LAHORE -UNS: A security team of International Cricket Council (ICC) visited Gaddafi Stadium today (Tuesday) to review security arrangements for tour of World XI to Pakistan.

The three-match T-20 series (Independence Cup) will be played on September 12, 13 and 15 of this month at the Gaddafi Stadium while the team will arrive in Pakistan on Sept 11.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced its 16-member squad for the event.

The team includes Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Ameen, Amad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Amir Yameen, Muhammad Amir, Roman Raees, Usman Shunwari and Sohail Khan.

The World XI will be led by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis.

The World XI includes five players from South Africa, three from Australia, two from the Windies, and one each from Bangladesh, England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

The World XI squad includes Captain Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Hashim Amla (South Africa), Samuel Badree (Windies), George Bailey (Australia), Paul Collingwood (England), Ben Cutting (Australia), Grant Elliott (New Zealand), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), David Miller (South Africa), Morne Morkel (South Africa), wicketkeeper Tim Paine (Australia), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Imran Tahir (South Africa) and Darren Sammy (Windies).

Former Zimbabwe captain and ex-England coach Andy Flower will be the coach of the side.

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