Wasim Akram's welcomes cricket in Pakistan with an emotional message that will make you TEARY EYED

Now that things are finally looking up for Pakistan, fans would be hoping no more of such incidents take place so that cricket can go on

Monday (22nd August) was a day Pakistani cricket fans had been waiting for a long time now. Cricket matches have not been played in Pakistan since the Sri Lankan team bus was targeted by unidentified assailants. Recently, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that 15 players from seven different countries have agreed to visit the country as part of the World XI squad to play a three-match T20 series to be held in Lahore next month. It has also been confirmed that former English all-rounder Paul Collingwood would be leading the World XI.

This is a big turn of events for Pakistani cricket fans as with no international cricket being played in Pakistan, it has definitely hurt their revenue. Now that international cricket is set to make a comeback in Pakistan, former Pakistani pacer, Wasim Akram sent an emotional message. The message will surely make you teary-eyed. “I grew up watching my heroes play right before my eyes, now this generation will be able to do the same InshAllah #CricketIsComingBackHome,” the veteran southpaw tweeted.

Earlier, addressing a press conference, PCB chairman Najam Sethi said that the Punjab Government had approved ‘Presidential level security’ for the week-long tour.

“Players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Zimbabwe have agreed to play the World XI tournament in Pakistan, however, India has declined to send its players to Pakistan,” the Dawn quoted Sethi as saying.

Now that things are finally looking up for Pakistan, people there would keep their fingers crossed in the hope that terrorism doesn’t again play spoilsport to the growth of cricket.

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