Pakistan management fine eight players for breaking curfew

Pakistan management fine eight players for breaking curfew

Pakistan management fine eight players for breaking curfew: The Pakistan cricket team apart from their cricket is a sensitive lot travelling anywhere around the world, considering the political and security concerns. The team is in Australia at the moment, involved in heavy training, practice schedule before their first and probably the most watched match against neighbors and archrivals India. Pakistan team is camping in Sydney and according to an AFP report the management slammed eight of the fifteen players with a fine for breaking the curfew timing.

Names of the players are not exactly known to the media, but one among them was all-rounder Shahid Afridi. The incident reportedly happened in Sydney around a week ago, soon after the team had arrived in Australia. Players were allowed to go out on dinner with friends and were also given a cut-off time before which they had to report back in the hotel.

Eight of the players who went out, returned not before they had broken the curfew time by at least 45 minutes. On retiring back they found the management fuming and all of them were fined for this behavior which according to AFP was 300 AUD each.

Pakistan is to play India on the 15th of February, in the match which is expected to break all time viewership records. The  match will be the most important tie for both the teams as fans back home are willing to tolerate not winning the cup but this is a must win game. While Pakistan will be under severe pressure as they have never actually managed to beat India in a world cup match.

Though they have done well thus far winning both the warm-up matches, first beating England by 4 wickets and then won the second match against Bangladesh as well by 3 wickets. It will be a different game on Sunday. India Pakistan is altogether a different contest, the hunger for victory, an ignited fire inside as the 21 players will be tested to surpass extreme pressure.