Sri Lanka will play host to World XI ©AFP

What was a rarity back then has now become a norm. Ever since cricket was globalised with the advent of TV and social media, people have been able to see their stars more often than not. In order to heed into this, numerous World XI tours are being organised across cricketing nations. Latest in the list of many Asian countries is Sri Lanka, who are all set to host World XI for a T20 match come September 8. The match will most likely be played at R. Premadasa Stadium.

According to a report in crizbuzz, “The negotiations are going on with the overseas players and we will be able to confirm the names soon,” said an SLC source. The match will be played just two days after completion of India’s tour of Sri Lanka when both sides clash in a one-off T20I game. The charity match will feature international stars, former and present. All the charity money will be donated towards the victims of the recent flood in Sri Lanka. Apart from this, the money will also go to the patients suffering from the kidney disease that has caused more than 20,000 deaths in the last 20 years in the Emerald Island. Speaking of World XI, a team coached and managed by former Zimbabwean cricket Andy Flower is all set to take on Pakistan during September. This World XI series will comprise of three T20s to be played at Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore.