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"Everything was very smooth and very easy and we say thank you for that".

Three matches T20 global series between Pakistan and World XI was played where Pakistan won the first match on 12th September, World XI won on 13th whereas Pakistan winded up the series by a thumping 33 runs in the 3rd and final match of the series on 15th September.

Pakistan beat the touring World XI Friday by 33 runs in the third and final T20I here to lift the Independence Cup trophy 2-1 and thrill home fans excited by the return of worldwide cricket. Once he was out on the ground the crowd started cheering "Boom Boom Afridi" as rickshaw drove him around the stadium.

While for now the West Indies and Sri Lanka might not be the crème-de-crème of global cricket, a successful conclusion of their visit could open up more doors. Aerial monitoring of Gaddafi stadium and the hotel where World XI players were staying, was done by law enforcement agencies.

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Welcoming the West Indies tour Sethi said both the countries had been friends for last four years, he maintained that the tour has been finalised by West Indies Board after being satisfied with security arrangements made for World XI team.

"They will have to be a complete different set of things put in place for South Africa to come and tour here", he said. "Being an ambassador of Pakistan cricket, it is our duty to promote a positive image of Pakistan wherever we go", he added.

Du Plessis conceded he was nervous before coming to Pakistan, but once he arrived in Lahore on Monday he had no complaints. "Now going through this week. we've really enjoyed as a team, everything was very enjoyable for us".

The ICC provided and funded security resources for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the three-match series, which Pakistan won 2-1, and ICC's head of media and communication, Sami ul Hassan, says that ICC will continue to contribute towards the revival of worldwide cricket in Pakistan.

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