"I send both teams and the PCB the very best wishes from the whole cricket family for a competitive series that the passionate fans in Pakistan can enjoy".
"Hopefully the game lovers in Pakistan will be witnessing good cricket in the T20 matches", he said. "I tried to convince all my team fellows and many agreed and some agreed to visit the country next time".
South African spinner Imran Tahir, who was born and raised in Pakistan, has expressed his delight to be part of the World XI and termed the tour of World XI to Pakistan as proud moment for him as well as the entire nation. "Although I have to play against the team of my own country yet I am committed to my duty which is to perform well for the World XI".
He said Pakistan was rich in cricket talent which was evident from Pak team's achievements in the field of cricket and the people of Pakistan want to see global cricket being played in their own backyard. The other two matches will also be in Lahore on Wednesday and Friday.
Shops and restaurants around the venue will be shut while spectators will have to pass through multiple security checkpoints. "As a player all you want is that peace of mind and they gave it to us, so they are very confident that this will be smooth sailing".
"As a cricketer, in a few years' time, I will be able to look back and say I played my part to bring cricket back to Pakistan".
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Security has dramatically improved in Pakistan in recent years, but militant groups retain the ability to carry out spectacular attacks and officials are taking no chances. There is a tangible buzz across the country, particularly in Lahore, where all three games will be played.
Earlier, talking to newsmen in Lahore on Monday, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi has thanked International Cricket Council and international cricket players for their cooperation in holding Independence Cup 2017 in Lahore.
Pakistan vs World XI T20 series of Independence Cup will be broadcast live on PTV Sports in Pakistan and Indian viewers can watch it on DSports.
The once overcrowded stands of the stadiums and echoes of chants in favor of Pakistan have always been endangered from the grounds of this country but there's hope that this series would be the start of a new journey for the players of fans of Pakistan.
He termed the visit of World XI "the first step" for the resumption of worldwide cricket in Pakistan and expressed the hope that more foreign teams will visit Pakistan after the success of World XI tour. Samuel Badree will join the squad on Monday as he was part of the Caribbean Premier League final on Sunday.
As Lahore braces itself for the World XI tour amid tight security, politicians across the country have questioned this discriminatory attitude of the PCB towards other provinces.
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