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Oct 17, 2012 at 09:20pm IST

World XI name changed to International W

Islamabad: The organiser of two Twenty20 matches in Pakistan has changed the name of the international team, but retained the words "World XI" despite an objection from the International Cricket Council.

Provincial sports minister Dr. Mohammad Ali Shah says the team has been renamed as the "International World XI" which will compete against a Pakistan All Stars XI in Karachi on Saturday and Sunday.

ICC spokesman Samiul Hasan earlier told The Associated Press that it "doesn't permit the names of World or World XI for exhibition matches" and a letter was sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday.

World XI name changed to International World XI

Apparently World or World XI can be associated only with teams in ICC-sanctioned events, but the matches in Karachi are not ICC approved.

Apparently World or World XI can be associated only with teams in ICC-sanctioned events, but the matches in Karachi are not ICC approved.

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