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Pakistan vs World XI: Pakistan fans celebrate return of international cricket

Lahore had a fantastic atmosphere as the cricket crazy nation welcomed the game after eight years back in Pakistan, who are hosting World XI for three-match T20 series.

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Pakistan cricket fans rejoice at the return of the game as their country hosted World XI at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore for a three-match T20 series. (Source: AP)

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Spectators in the heavily guarded stadium showed their appreciation for the World XI, the first major cricket team to visit Pakistan in eight years. (Source: AP)

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An excited Pakistan waits in line in front of Ghaddafi Cricket Stadium to watch the World XI cricket series in Lahore. (Source: Reuters)

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"No more terrorism. It's time for cricket," read a banner at the Gaddafi stadium. (Source: Twitter)

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Pakistan will now also be hosting Sri Lanka as well as West Indies. (Source: Twitter)

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Even former Pakistan players welcomed World XI and said that it was a big step for the cricket crazy nation. (Source: Twitter)

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World XI players were welcomed on the pitch in rickshaws painted with truck art at Ghaddafi Cricket Stadium to play in the World XI cricket series in Lahore. (Source: Reuters)