Two Pakistani top stars to participate in ICC World XI T20 against Windies at Lord's

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Two Pakistani top stars to participate in ICC World XI T20 against Windies at Lord's

DUBAI: Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik have confirmed their participation for the ICC World XI in a T20I against the Windies to be played at Lord’s on 31 May, the International Cricket Council said in a statement Thursday.

The match is being organised to raise funds for stadia in the Caribbean that were badly damaged following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, it added.

Afridi and Malik were part of the Pakistan squad that won the ICC World T20 2009 at Lord’s, while Perera was a member of the Sri Lanka side that lifted the silverware in Dhaka in 2014.

The three World T20 winners will lend a lot of weight to the ICC World XI side which will see more names being added in what is expected to be a star-studded line-up led by England’s white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, who has already been confirmed to lead the side.