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ICC CEO says can't force India for Pakistan series

16 September 2017, 12:57 | Erma Lawrence

Gaddafi Stadium

Gaddafi Stadium

"Let's get through this tour and have other teams touring Pakistan", Richardson added.

However, CWI said the three matches would be "subject to the safe conclusion of the ICC World XI team's three-match series in Lahore in September and affirmation of manageable security by the ICC sponsored global security company overseeing the security arrangements of the World XI".

Despite all the hype surrounding the ongoing series in Lahore, the absence of Indian cricketers in the World XI side came as a disappointment for cricket fans, including those in Pakistan.

To a question he said ICC ensures that all the member countries must ensure their participation in an ICC event but as far as bilateral series between Pakistan and India are concerned ICC cannot intervene in it."Bilateral cricket is not being played between the two countries (Pak and India) due to political reasons and it will resume at a stage when relations between them will be normal", he added.

Although the PCB did manage to bring Zimbabwe to Lahore for a short limited over series in May, 2015, those matches were not approved by the International Cricket Council. Before their final match both teams have a day-off. "As a cricketer, knowing that you can not play cricket hurts badly", Irfan said.

The series was more than just a cricket contest for Pakistan - it was an occasion to show the world that they're capable of hosting worldwide teams for longer period and it is time for the cricketing world to "do more" for the sport in the country.

Perera ensured World XI takes the series to the decisive game Friday when he reached victory in style by hoisting left-armer Raees over the long-on boundary.

While there were some concerns surrounding the form of the Pakistan batsman and the fielding, especially after the loss in the second match, it was put to rest by a good all-round show by the hosts.

Pakistan hopes the successful staging of this series will help them host Sri Lanka for a Twenty20 worldwide on October 29, at the end of their full series in the United Arab Emirates.

"I am still trying to convince Sri Lanka to play at least two matches in the coming series in Lahore", Sethi said.

He further assured that if security measures in Pakistan continue to remain adequate, then the country would surely host the ICC events in the future.

However, there will be no change in the plan and farewell ceremony will be held as planned.

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