Watch: Pakistan team has special message for fans before traveling to England


Lahore: Pakistan team have departed for England tour via a chartered plane from Lahore to play three Tests and as many T20Is.

Upon arrival in Manchester, the squad will be transported to Worcestershire where they will undergo the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) testing before completing their 14-day isolation period, during which they will be allowed to train and practice. The side will move to Derbyshire on 13 July.

Test captain Azhar Ali, limited-overs captain Babar Azam, emerging pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi and others have urged fans to support the team.

“The way you have supported Pakistan cricket and me, we would like to request you to have the same amount of support,” said Shaheen.

“Fans are one of the big stakeholders in cricket, we get motivation from them but unfortunately in these tough times, they can not visit the stadiums. We will try to give them great cricket moments by our performances,” sais Azhar.

“On our way to another historic Pakistan tour to England. Its always great to play in England and I look forward to get on this journey with our talented bunch of players. Fans, as always we would be in need of you prayers, love and unconditional support,” said Babar.

It must be noted that a 20-member squad along with 11 officials have departed for England tour.

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