Now if one is to believe the PCB chairman Najam Sethi, the World XI squad will tour Pakistan for three consecutive years.
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The Twenty20 match, accorded worldwide status by the global Cricket Council, is the first game of only the second series Pakistan has hosted since militants attacked the bus of the visiting Sri Lanka team in March 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven players and staff.
Pakistan beat the World XI by 20 runs in the first Twenty20 match at the Gaddafi stadium here on Tuesday, celebrating the return of worldwide cricket to the country amid tight security.
South African opener Hashim Amla hit an unbeaten 72 to provide stability in the tourists' top order after being set a target of 175 as Tamim Iqbal (23), Tim Paine (10) and captain Faf du Plessis (20) all fell cheaply. "Hash (Amla) told me to stay till the last moment because we can catch up. We are all glad that cricket has returned to Pakistan".
"It's a habit for me to be in the situation like this. So it's up to the PCB to convince a member country to visit Pakistan but for this, first they have to further improve their security".
"World XI deserves the credit", said Ahmed.
How Pakistan would be made to rue the missed opportunity later on, with Perera and Amla taking 13 runs off the final Raees over to keep the series alive.
Morne Morkel was outstanding in only conceding 20 runs off his four overs, a spell that included 14 dot balls.
Neither could Fakhar Zaman (21), Ahmed Shehzad (43) and Malik (39), which ultimately proved the difference on the night.
Between the two strikes, Perera was dropped on the boundary by Shoaib Malik, but even at that stage it did not look consequential, considering the enormity of the World XI task.
During his 23-ball knock Malik became the leading run scorer for Pakistan in Twenty20 worldwide cricket, overhauling Umar Akmal's aggregate of 1,690 runs in 88 matches by two runs.
"Both teams gave a good match to the crowd", said Yousuf.