ICC in a latest media statement has confirmed that England skipper Eoin Morgan will lead the World XI in a T20I against the Windies at Lord’s on 31 May 2018. The game will raise funds for two stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
Morgan shared his happiness over the appointment of him as the skipper of the team saying "I am delighted to captain the ICC World XI at Lord’s in May against the West Indies."
"The cricket family always comes together to support worthwhile causes and this one-off T20I, featuring some of the best players in the world will be a great spectacle at the home of cricket."
"I am sure the sporting public will come out in force and help raise money and awareness towards restoring parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year, which ripped through many communities in this beautiful part of the world."
ECB President and ICC Director Giles Clarke spoke on the matter saying “Two category 5 hurricanes in two weeks last year devastated parts of the Caribbean and the world of cricket was keen to show support with a fundraising initiative. What better way to do that than staging a world-class game at the Home of Cricket! "
“Eoin Morgan as captain is a wonderful first name on the ICC World XI team sheet and in due course, we’ll have more players from around the world lending their support to what I’m sure will be a highly entertaining and competitive day of cricket at Lord’s in May.”