Elland Road set to host more big names

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Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif is the latest international cricketer to sign up for the first ever Twenty20 clash at Elland Road.

Rashid is joined by former Pakistan team-mates Mohammed Akram - the former Surrey pace bowler - and spinner Saqlain Mushtaq in a star-studded Leeds United International XI which is set to take on a Lashings World XI at Elland Road on Friday July 31 (6pm).

A number of international cricketing greats have already pledged their support to the event and the Leeds United team will be skippered by West Indian batsman and former Yorkshire star Richie Richardson.

Former West Indies pace-man Courtney Walsh is also representing Leeds United, along with former England opener Nick Knight, and ex-Yorkshire and England bowler Paul Jarvis.

The Lashings World XI boasts a host of stars from the cricketing world, including Chris Harris, Alvin Kallicharan, Devon Malcolm, Graeme Hick, Phil Defreitas, Henry Olonga, Stuart Law, Ed Giddins, Gordon Greenidge, John Emburey, and former Yorkshire players Ian Harvey, Jason Gillespie, and Greg Blewett.

Leeds United manager Simon Grayson could also make a guest appearance against Lashings while further signings will be announced in the coming weeks.

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