<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Pakistan hope to revive international cricket in country in next 6 months" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130617230706.jpg" title="Pakistan hope to revive international cricket in country in next 6 months" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> All Test teams have avoided touring Pakistan since March 2009 © AFP</p> </div> <strong>Lahore: Oct 6, 2013 </strong><br /> <br /> After being ignored for over four years, <a href="/tags/Pakistan/post" target="_blank">Pakistan </a>is hoping to see revival of international cricket in the country within the next six months with moves afoot to invite a World XI side.<br /> <br /> All Test teams have avoided touring Pakistan since March 2009 when terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.<br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Intikhab-Alam/post" target="_blank">Intikhab Alam</a>, a former Test captain, who heads the international division in the <a href="/tags/PCB/post" target="_blank">Pakistan Cricket Board</a> (PCB), said they were making efforts to invite a World XI or a team from England.<br /> <br /> "I can't give a exact time frame when this could happen but we are working on getting a World eleven to Pakistan in the next few months. At the same time we feel that even if a county team comes from England it could help our cause to revive international cricket," Alam said.<br /> <br /> The veteran said he couldn't give details but the board has been in touch with other boards, teams and individuals over this issue.<br /> <br /> "We are doing our best because we realise that our players need to be playing at home. It is important for our future generation of players," he said.<br /> <br /> "We don't want to bring a team with players not known to our people. I can say this we have got positive responses and they are boards who want to help us out despite the fact that they are problems in the country."<br /> <br /> Alam said he was convinced that international cricket could be played in Pakistan in a controlled environment and proper security.<br /> <br /> "Even if we start our premier league Twenty20 it could be a four team event with some foreign participation but the important thing is we have some big cricket in Pakistan."