Eoin Morgan, who had been named the captain of the World XI, has pulled out due to a fractured finger and Shahid Afridi has replaced him as the captain of the side. All the proceeds from the game to be played on May 31st at Lord’s against Windies would be used to redevelop stadia in the Caribbean.
The International Cricket Council had decided to help West Indies with the redevelopment of stadia that were destroyed by a hurricane last year through a fundraiser match between the World XI and the Windies. Eoin Morgan was named as the captain of the World XI side for the match against West Indies on May 31st at the Lord’s. However, in the recent development, Morgan ruled himself out of the match due to a broken finger and ICC has named Shahid Afridi as the captain of the World XI.
"Shahid Afridi will captain the ICC World XI in the absence of Eoin Morgan," the International Cricket Council tweeted.
Morgan suffered the injury while fielding at
Former Pakistan skipper Afridi, who has represented his country in over 500 international matches, took to Twitter and expressed his gratitude for making him the captain and promised a
“It’s a great honour to be leading the ICC World XI side, that too for such a good cause. I’m sure all the players from either side are looking forward to the match with great enthusiasm and people will get to see some high-quality cricket on Thursday.”— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 29, 2018
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