Collingwood mulls option of playing for World XI in Pakistan


Paul Collingwood, the former England all-rounder, said that he is mulling the option of playing for World XI in a three-match T20 series set to take place in Lahore next month.

“There’s been a lot of speculation on social media, probably because I’ve got a week off with Durham [in the Specsavers Championship] so it fits well with the dates, but I can’t give you too much. I’ve been asked if I would be willing but, until details about security [are clarified], then you don’t know, you can’t commit,” he said.

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Collingwood, who has compiled 788 runs for Durham in Division 2 this year, also admitted that he was personally asked by England’s former coach, Andy Flower, whether he will play in the series.

“It’s a starting point (Flower’s approach), more than anything else,” he noted. “I’m sure Andy’s probably asked 50 cricketers from around the world, maybe even more, just to see if they’d entertain the idea,” he added.

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