Lahore (Staff Report): The national cricket training camp for upcoming World XI tour is going to start at the Gaddafi Stadium from Thursday (today).

According to PCB officials, 13 players from the national squad for the series, dubbed ‘Independence Cup’, have reported at the camp and will commence training from today.

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir will miss early days of the camp, as he is with his wife in England who is expecting the couple’s first child.

Spinner Shadab Khan is also expected to miss the first day of the training due to his participation in the Caribbean Premier League.

Head coach Mickey Arthur had arrived earlier to oversee the camp meant to prepare the players for the three-match T20 series against the World XI , which kicks off on September 12. The second and third T20 will be played on September 13 and 15, respectively.

The World XI squad, captained by South Africa's Faf du Plessis, will arrive in Pakistan on September 11.