LAHORE - The top players of the country are likely to represent the national cricket team in an exhibition Twenty20 cricket series being staged from July 19 to support the thousands of Internally Displaced Person (IDPs).

Star all-rounder Shahid Afridi, Younus Khan, Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul and others have expressed their keenness to be part of Pakistan A in the fund-raising matches being played from July 19 to 26 in four different centres of the country.

People from all walks of life especially the young generation, are taking keen interest in the four-match cricket series being organised under the aegis of the Sports Board Punjab (SBP). A large number of top actors, actresses, sports stars, politicians and other personalities will attend the cricket matches to make the fund-raising campaign a success.

“The eagerness of the youth and other segments of the society show that Pakistan will tackle the IDPs crisis quite successfully. The history reflects that our nation has extended every kind of assistance whenever the need arises,” the SBP official said.

The members of Pakistan ‘A’ team are Sharjeel Khan, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Nasir Jamshed, Faisal Iqbal, Haris Sohail, Sohaib Maqsood, Fawad Alam, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Raza Hassan, M Sami, Ehsan Adil, Yasir Shah and Imran Khan.

The selected ‘A’ team will play four exhibition matches at Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad and Lahore on July 19, 21, 24 and 26 respectively.