World XI departs after historic tour of Pakistan

West Indies Cricket Board Chariman Dav Cameron was hopeful for three-match T20 series

World XI squad's coach Andy Flower hailed the side's trip to Lahore and termed the tour as "memorable" and one that the 'cricketers will cherish for the rest of their lives'. Since then our players have to travel foreign countries all year, longing for that cheerful noise of a home crowd.

The PCB chairman said the tour by the West Indies is an important milestone as it would be a proper bilateral series in Pakistan and it would open the doors for the PCB to negotiate with other cricket playing nations.

"It has been a fantastic tournament and I am very grateful to everybody for all the hard work - by the Pakistan Cricket Board and everybody else".

In 2009, eight people were killed when a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team was sacked upon by gunmen before the third day of the second test in Lahore. "Everything was very smooth and very easy and we say thank you for that".

South Africa's Faf du Plessis praised Pakistan's effort to win back confidence of foreign cricket teams and resume worldwide cricket at home.

Du Plessis was one of five South Africa players in World XI, along with Hashim Amla, David Miller, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir.

"The reaction of the Pakistanis who were at the ground is something I have never seen in my life", said Clarke, who attended the first two matches.

They said these are small steps of Pakistan towards the safe and steady revival of bilateral worldwide cricket.

The likes of Darren Sammy were paid up to $50,000 for the PSL final.

Though the demands rose to a crescendo regarding the revival of cricket in the country in few years but the successful Pakistan Super League final in Lahore gave a major boost to the perception of normalisation of law and order situation in the country in March.

"The ICC has already agreed to invest in security and improving the security capabilities for a three-year period", Richardson said, adding that he would like to see other countries sending their teams to Pakistan.



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