DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) has shown dissatisfaction over the use of the name ‘World XI’ for the two T20 exhibition cricket matches to be played in Karachi on Oct 20-21. The ICC want the ‘World XI’ name to be changed and has further reasoned this by stating that the body does not permit the names of World or World XI for exhibition matches.
The event organizers, including Sindh Sports Minister Dr. Mohammad Ali Shah, have now been instructed to change the names from the respective website, posters and all other advertising material to be used for the two T20 matches.
The visiting team headed by Sanath Jayasuria is all set to arrive in Pakistan on Thursday and it is schedule to play the two exhibition matches within Karachi’s National Stadium on Oct 20 and Oct 21. This cricketing event has been set up to restore cricket within Pakistan which has faced a cricket drought since March 2009.