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Pakistan cancel pre-World Cup staff bonding exercise in Dubai as a consequence of delay in visas

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Pakistan gamers who’re part of the 15-member World Cup squad will now not be travelling to Dubai to take part in a staff bonding exercise because the unit nonetheless awaits visas to journey to India. The Babar Azam-led facet was as a consequence of journey to Dubai early subsequent week and interact in a staff bonding exercise to kickstart its preparation for the marquee event in India however it appears that evidently Pakistan will fly from Lahore to Dubai after which straight to Hyderabad for his or her first warm-up sport.

The Inexperienced Brigade will tackle New Zealand of their first warm-up sport of the World Cup on Friday, September 29. The match might be performed on the Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad with none spectator attendance. The choice to organise the fixture behind closed doorways was taken after the native police could not give sufficient assurance to supply ample safety for the match.

Babar and Co may also play their second warm-up match on the identical venue once they tackle five-time world champions Australia on Tuesday, October 3.

Barring Mohammad Nawaz who was part of the Pakistan staff that travelled to India for the 2016 T20 World Cup, not one of the different gamers who’re part of their 15-member World Cup squad have travelled to India earlier than.

The 1992 World Cup champions might be collaborating within the 50-over marquee event with out their rising tempo sensation Naseem Shah. Naseem missed out on World Cup choice with shoulder harm that he sustained on the reserve day of the Tremendous 4 fixture in opposition to India in the course of the Asia Cup.

Pakistan’s World Cup squad: 

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali

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