He grew up in Lahore, and was instrumental in convincing some of the World XI players to tour Pakistan to revive worldwide cricket in the country. The game will, in every way be historic as it is a big step forward by ICC to bring back worldwide cricket matches to Pakistan after the awful terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team during their tour in 2009.
Ramiz Raja, another former Pakistan test cricketer and now television commentator, also celebrated the return of global cricket at home.
All three Independence Cup games will be played at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium with the first match tomorrow.
It will be after a gap of eight years that a top flight worldwide game will be held in Pakistan. "He's [Grant's] been with Pakistan team for three years, and he's really enjoyed his time".
With the improving security situation in Pakistan and favourable assessments by security experts, it is now deemed an injustice to keep Pakistan off the global tour destination list.
"On a personal note, I have a strong bond with Pakistan, having toured here with the Zimbabwe cricket team in 1993, '96 and '98".
He said Pakistan would put a good show as after a great deal of time they were getting a chance to play an worldwide team on home ground and we would try our best to give them a tough time.
"Sport can create hope where once there was only despair", said one of the world's greatest leaders, Nelson Mandela.
"It is not just about cricket".
Sethi thanked the World XI players for agreeing to the tour, and said the PCB now expects "more doors to open".
"We have Sri Lanka and West Indies lined up in October and November as well", PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said. Amir and his wife are now in England expecting their first child, with the due date potentially any time over the next week - Pakistan play their three T20Is against a World XI on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Pakistan has finally hosting an global cricket match at home.
The Faf du Plessis-led World XI side contains five players from South Africa, including David Miller and also a selection of big names from six other Test playing countries in a series that has been given T20I status.
"I have no comparison with the Pakistan team bowler, spinner Shadab Khan, I have my own bowling skills and so does he", he added.