Pakistan squad kicks off training camp for the upcoming World XI series
Led by head coach Mickey Arthur the camp will prepare the players for the three-match T20I series against the World XI, which kicks off on September 12.
Published - Sep 7, 2017 4:42 pm | Updated - Sep 7, 2017 4:42 pm
With the World XI series is just around the corner, the Pakistan squad is all set to kick off their preparatory camp from Thursday (September 7) for the upcoming mega event. The training will commence today. 13 players from the national squad have been named in the week-long series, which will be known as the ‘Independence Cup’
In the interim, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has arranged for tickets to be sold at 13 branches of the Bank of Punjab across the city, starting from 1 pm onwards today. PCB also tweeted earlier today that online website e-ticketing is no longer entertaining ticket reservations.
Earlier in the year, PCB successfully hosted the PSL final in Lahore. The Independence Cup will thus be a major milestone for the revival of cricket in the terror-hit nation. Sri Lanka has also agreed to a tour of the sub continent nation and West Indies are speculated to tour next.
Hence, the revival of the sport will provide a major boost to the nation and may also help shape the conscience of the cricketers, which plays a major role in cordoning off security-related issues on international tours.
Amir, Shadab Khan to miss initial phase of the camp
Pakistani seamer Mohammad Amir, however, will miss early days of the camp, as he is currently accompanying his wife in England who is expecting the couple’s first child. Spinner Shadab Khan is also likely to miss the first day of the training due to his commitment in the Caribbean Premier League.
Led by head coach Mickey Arthur at the helm, the camp will prepare the players for the three-match T20I 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, on the other hand, will be captained by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis. The team is set to arrive in Pakistan on September 11.