For the first time, Pakistan is going to host a World Cup with cricketers above 40 years of age. The event, which started on September 23 next year, will continue till October 6. Where a total of 12 teams will take part.
The opening match will be played at six venues. Although 14 teams have expressed interest in participating in the event, a total of 12 teams will get the opportunity to participate. The matches will be in 45 overs. Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) chairman Fawad Ijaz Khan has confirmed that several big names from different countries will make the event different.
"It's the biggest tournament we've ever had. The inaugural edition will feature the top 12 teams. We will take all steps to make the event a success. Several of our top cricketers will participate in the World Cup. Among them are Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez. We are going to field a strong team and we are the favorites to win the World Cup. '
So far, a total of 14 countries have shown interest in participating in the event. In addition to arch-rivals India, there are Australia, England, New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Canada, USA, Zimbabwe, Wales, UAE and Namibia. Bangladesh did not show interest in participating in the event.
This is the first arrangement with cricketers above 40 years of age. This event will be one of the best for those who are in the twilight of their international careers or have just said goodbye to cricket.
However, this is not the first time this arrangement has been made with former cricketers. In 2016, a reunion fair was held in Sydney with cricketers above 50 years of age. The next event was scheduled for 2020, but was canceled due to the Corona epidemic.