South Africa’s Test Captain and a prolific player, Faf du Plessis will lead the World XI squad set to play a three-match T20 series in Lahore next month, DawnNews reported on Wednesday.

According to the Dawn, a PCB official said that the PCB and the ICC are currently processing financial and insurance matters for World XI players. Once contracts are signed, the team will be announced.

Faf du Plessis.

On the other hand, Chairman of PCB, Najam Sethi said that 15 players from seven countries had agreed to visit Pakistan as part of the World XI squad.

While addressing a press conference, Sethi announced: “Players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe have agreed to play the World XI tournament in Pakistan.”

The ICC board had agreed to support a three-game T20 series between Pakistan and a World XI side in a bid to help revive international cricket in the country.

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