World XI vs Pakistan
Pakistan cricket supporters everywhere will be rejoicing this week when the national team takes on a World XI at home, the first big international matches in the country since March 2009 and that fateful moment in Lahore when cricket was attacked by terrorists.
Since then, Pakistan’s cricketers have been forced to spend their time playing in exile with all “home” matches shifted to the United Arab Emirates.
Although kind and generous hosts playing in the UAE is just not the same as playing in Karachi, Faisalabad and Multan and the whole country has missed the great game’s presence, one that has been part of Pakistan since the country’s formation back in 1947.
This, hopefully, is a first step to getting international cricket back on home soil, something all Pakistan supporters want from the bottom of their hearts.