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The tour by a World XI to Pakistan, which is led by South Africa's Faf du Plessis and consists of big names like Darren Sammy, Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir, represents a major milestone towards the possible restoration of worldwide cricket in Pakistan.

It was outside the same venue, in 2009, gunmen attacked a bus that had the visiting Sri Lankan team.

Regarding the home squad's strategy for the series, the captain said that the team was paying attention to all three fields; bowling, batting and fielding. The first T20 worldwide will played on September 12.

The arrival of the World XI team and the Pakistani officials are there to welcome the cricketers. Check it out here.

Speaking at the media briefing after having the training session at the Gaddafi Stadium on Monday, Imran Tahir said: "I have mixed feelings as I am very glad to be here and feeling great to play global cricket at home ground".

"I'm sure that once we get out there, the locals will want Pakistan to win, but they will see the bigger picture and they will be behind us too".

The Indian lawyer wished the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Pakistan and World XI teams involved in this week's Independence Cup Twenty20 games in Lahore "the very best wishes from the whole cricket family for a competitive series that the passionate fans in Pakistan can enjoy".

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"Everybody here has accepted that they are part of something more important than just themselves".

For young fans and many players on the team itself, it is one of the first times they can experience a high-profile match on home turf.

It was only during the 2017 PSL final that people in this cricket-starved country saw such euphoria. Pakistan also hope West Indies will play three T20s in the city in November. For a country of millions of cricket fans which prided itself on hospitality shown to its visitors, the suspension of global cricket was a nightmare scenario. It will be after a gap of eight years that a top flight worldwide game will be held in Pakistan. The ICC taken a fantastic initiative.

No team, apart from Zimbabwe, has toured Pakistan for an worldwide fixture since the 2009 terror attack on Sri Lanka cricket team bus in Lahore which left players injured and killing other civilians.

"It should have started at some stage".

"These might be baby steps before some giant steps are taken".

"I'm really looking forward to it", said Miller.

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