World XI game tickets go up for sale

World XI

The tickets for the much-awaited first T20 match set to be played between Pakistan and the ICC World XI side went up for sale on Friday.

The tickets, ranging in prices from Rs 500 to Rs 8,000, can be bought online from, the Pakistan Cricket Board tweeted.

All three ‘Independence Cup’ matches, will be played on September 12, 13 and 15 at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

PCB chairman Najam Sethi last week announced that South African captain Faf du Plessis will lead the World XI that comprised illustrious names from at least seven Test playing nations.

The matches are aimed at ending Pakistan’s international isolation, triggered after militants attacked the visiting Sri Lankan team’s bus in Lahore in 2009.

Other players for the World XI include David Miller (South Africa), Grant Elliott (New Zealand), Samuel Badree (West Indies), Ben Cutting (Australia), Morne Morkel (South Africa), Tim Paine (Australia), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Imran Tahir (South Africa).

Former Zimbabwe captain and ex-England coach Andy Flower will coach the side, which is set to arrive in Lahore on September 11 after attending a two-day camp in Dubai, said the PCB.

Since the suspension of international cricket, Pakistan have been forced to play all their home series in the neutral venues of the United Arab Emirates.

But security has improved in recent years, giving fans hope that international cricket could finally return, a massive boost in a country where the game is far and away its most popular sport.

Tickets prices:

Saeed Anwar Enclosure (General Stands) 500 PKR

Sarfaraz Nawaz Enclosure (General Stands) 500 PKR

Hanif Muhammad Enclosure (Premium) 2,500 PKR

Imtiaz Ahmed Enclosure (Premium) 2,500 PKR

Inzamam Enclosure (Premium) 2,500 PKR

Nazar Muhammad Enclosure (Premium) 2,500 PKR

Zaheer Abbas Enclosure (Premium) 2,500 PKR

A.H. Kardar Enclosure (First Class) 4,000 PKR

Abdul Qadir Enclosure (First Class) 4,000 PKR

Javaid Miandad Enclosure (First Class) 4,000 PKR

Majid Khan Enclosure (Premium) 4,000 PKR

Rajas Enclosure (First Class) 4,000 PKR

Saeed Ahmad Enclosure (First Class) 4,000 PKR

Fazal Mahmood Enclosure (VIP) 6,000 PKR

Imran Khan Enclosure (VIP) 6,000 PKR

Waqar Younis Enclosure (VVIP) 8,000 PKR

Wasim Akram Enclosure (VVIP) 8,000 PKR