The arrangements, including that of security, made by the local administration in Lahore and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the three-match Independence Cup series between Pakistan and World XI have received a thumbs up from former South Africa Cricketer Hashim Amla.
Talking to a private news channel, South African batsman said that hospitality in Pakistan made him feel at home during his stay in the country.
‘It was great. The people in Pakistan were so welcoming and really made the World XI team feel at home,’ Amla told.
The 34-year old South African cricketer added that they were briefed before they arrived.
‘That’s when we understood how much planning had gone into this event to give it the best chance of succeeding,’ Amla added while expressing his satisfaction with arrangements made by PCB for the series.
The South African run-machine, who has an experience of 107 Tests and 156 ODIs, termed the World XI series as ‘big effort’ by PCB in an attempt to restore international cricket in Pakistan.
‘Our experience has been a good one,’ he said.’Slowly with time the confidence will build again. The PCB made a big effort and if they continue to do so then things will only improve,’ added the South African legend.
Hashim Amla also talked about his association with the Qalandars franchise in South Africa’s T20 Global League.—APP