Shahid Afridi to play for World XI against Windies at Lord's

The match will be played on May 31.

Afridi has been a legend in Paksitan cricket. (AFP)

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi will seen playing for World XI against Windies at Lord's next month in a  T20I match aimed to raise funds for the Caribbean islands badly damaged by hurricanes last year. Shoaib Malik is the other member from the Pakistan cricket team who will be playing alongside Afridi in the XI. 

 Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera have been named to play for the World XI that will be captained by England skipper Eoin Morgan against a Windies side that will feature Chris Gayle and Andre Russell. 

The match on May 31 is being staged to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues at the heart of Caribbean communities that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

"I am humbled to have been selected for such a noble cause," Afridi said.

"Cricket is one big family and no matter how hard and tough we play against each other, there is tremendous comradery within the group.

"As such, it is our moral and professional obligation to stand up and support whenever and wherever we can, to assist our members, colleagues and cricket fans."

Lord's holds happy memories for the Pakistan duo, who won the ICC World T20 final against Sri Lanka there in 2009.

On Wednesday, the Windies named Russell in a national side for the first time since a 12-month doping ban, which ended earlier this year.

Russell is currently playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in this edition of the IPL. He has put up some matchwinning performances against Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils last week. 


By Anshuman Roy - 19 Apr, 2018

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