Pakistan expecting decision from ICC on tour by World XI side in April
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Pakistan expecting decision from ICC on tour by World XI side in April

Pakistan are expecting a decision on whether a World XI side will tour the country from the ICC in their executive board meeting in April.

cricket Updated: Mar 11, 2017 15:33 IST
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The 2017 Pakistan Super League final was held in Lahore without any incident, raising hope that an international tour of Pakistan could become possible after eight years.(AFP)

The International Cricket Council is expected to take a decision on sending a World XI side to Pakistan at its executive board meeting in April.

Security experts who visited Lahore for the Pakistan Super League final will submit their reports and give their feedback.

The ICC meeting is scheduled to be held from April 23 to 27, and the Pakistan Cricket Board is hoping the feedback from the security experts would pave the way for return of international cricket to the country.

No top Test team has toured Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in March, 2009.

Since then only Zimbabwe visited Lahore in May, 2014 to play a short limited over series while the next high-profile event to be held in Pakistan was the PSL final last Sunday.

A PCB source said that the ICC will be reviewing the state-level security arrangements made for the PSL final at the April meeting.

“Sean Norris, who is the ICC security manager, will give his report on the security arrangements while the security advisors of other boards like England, Australia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will also give their written feedbacks,” he said.

He said the basic purpose of the exercise was to allow the board members of the ICC to decide for themselves about the security situation in Pakistan based on the feedback from the security experts.

First Published: Mar 11, 2017 15:30 IST