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ICC World XI to face Windies in charity match at Lord’s today

When the ICC World XI takes the ground today against the West Indies at Lord’s, they would be looking to not only provide entertainment to the fans but also play a game for a good cause.
The match is being staged to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
Pakistan’s former captain Shahid Afridi will lead the ICC World XI against the West Indies in place of England’s Eoin Morgan, who withdrew due to a fractured finger.
 Boom Boom @SAfridiOfficial is back at @HomeOfCricket today as captain of the World XI for #CricketRelief, the same ground where he famously sealed Pakistan the #WT20 title in 2009! ?? pic.twitter.com/2Q3CTIL66x
— ICC (@ICC) May 31, 2018
The World XI squad includes one player each from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and two players each from New Zealand and Pakistan.
The other cricketer who will be representing Pakistan in the World XI today is Shoaib Malik. The Windies, the reigning ICC World Twenty20 champions, will be led by Carlos Brathwaite.
Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree and Andre Russell are among the other leading players in the squad.
 The match will begin at 10pm Pakistan Standard Time.