PCB announces umpires to officiate series against World XI

PCB announces umpires to officiate series against World XIThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the panel of umpires and referees for the Independence Cup T20 series to be played between Pakistan and World XI in Lahore. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বিশ্ব একাদশের পাকিস্তান সিরিজে আম্পায়ার যারা]

In the series opener at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on September 12, Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza will officiate whereas Shozab Raza will be the television umpire.

The second match of the series, to be played on September 13, will be umpired by Ahmed Shahab and Shozab Raza, with Ahsan Raza as the TV umpire.

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The series finale, which will be played on September 15, will be umpired by Ahsan Raza and Shozab Raza, with Ahmed Shahab as the TV umpire.

The series has been arranged in an effort to bring cricket back in Pakistan. The country has long been deprived of international cricket after the terrorist attack in the bus carrying Sri Lankan team in 2009.

The World XI includes five players from South Africa, three from Australia, two from the Windies, and one each from Bangladesh, England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.