WORLD XI TOUR
From Our Sports Correspondent
LAHORE: The Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) is waiting for a response from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on details of proposed security arrangements for the World XI tour next month. According to media reports, FICA remains skeptical and wants to know further details of the security arrangements before making the final call about the feasibility of the tour. Executive chairman of FICA, Tony Irish, was quoted as saying that the players’ representative body is in communication with the PCB regarding the World XI series and wants to see the security plan for the proposed matches. He said FICA’s security experts have already been to Pakistan to get briefed on the security plans for the tour. The PCB, meanwhile, remains optimistic that it would be able to convince FICA on the security arrangements. An official of the board said a detailed report on the security plans would be shared with the FICA soon. A team of international cricket stars is scheduled to visit Pakistan for three T20 matches in September. The dates for the proposed fixtures are yet to be finalised.