Tamim Iqbal is proud to be selected into 14-man ICC World XI squad to play three T20 Internationals against Pakistan in September. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ‘বিশ্ব একাদশের হয়ে খেলতে পারাটা গর্বের’]
Tamim will be the only Bangladeshi player to tour Pakistan with World XI team, captained by South African skipper Faf du Plessis. The three T20Is will be played in Lahore on September 12, 13 and 15.
The southpaw is proud to be representing World XI. He said at the press conference on Friday, “Firstly, it’s an ICC approved tournament. The matches will have international status. Secondly, I think it’s a big affair to represent World XI. I am proud for that.
“I think the ten cricketing countries are like a family. Someone had to help Pakistan to get international cricket back to the country. I think they are doing a fantastic thing by making these arrangements and hopefully they [Pakistan] will be able to host the matches successfully.
“We can hope that more international team will visit them (Pakistan) in the future if the tournament is successful.”
The series has been set to organise as a process to bring international cricket back to Pakistan. Players like Darren Sammy, Hashim Amla have also decided to play for World XI. The World XI will be making its T20I debut next month.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com