Former Pakistan captains, Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi were given standing ovation by a full house for their illustrious services for Pakistan cricket during the third and the last T20 global match of the independence Cup here on Friday night. Once he was out on the ground the crowd started cheering "Boom Boom Afridi" as rickshaw drove him around the stadium.
Former New Zealand batsman Grant Elliott, part of the World XI squad on Pakistan tour on Friday said that the security arrangement is "amazing" and hoped to see the return of Test cricket to the country. Hopefully, Pakistan will play Test cricket at home again.
Pakistani policemen patrol on horses around the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on September 15, 2017 before the start of the third and final Twenty20 worldwide match between the World XI and Pakistan.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said he does not expect Australia to play in Pakistan "in the short term".
Since then, the only worldwide team to visit Pakistan was Zimbabwe, which played five limited-overs games in Lahore in 2015.
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Recently, the World XI also played three T20s in Lahore with the host side clinching the series by 2-1. "I'm sure if there was an opportunity. and they saw all the procedures that were put in place and the feedback we as a player, then that could be option".
"From my point of view, as chairman of the ICC's Pakistan task team, I am very pleased that we have accomplished this and I am sure the players will talk to their colleagues and we will see the return of bilateral global cricket to Pakistan". Lahories, as well as people from other cities, were so much excited and they were not even afraid of anything bad.
"Now that the first step has been taken, there will be more steps on way", he said. "It has been very successful and very well-received here in Pakistan", Flower added.
Darren Sammy as always loved playing in Pakistan and his smile says it all! "I think when they'll go back, they will have good memories, fond memories, which are going to stay with them for a very long time", added Sami, who is also a senior journalist.