PCB approves two-week training camp in England

Pakistan cricket captain Mohammad Hafeez looks on as other cricketers stretch at a training session during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Munir uz ZAMAN (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed on Sunday that the players will attend a two week long training camp in England to get them familiar to the playing conditions there.

A top PCB official talked to the APP and told that Pakistan national team will fly to England on June 14th or 15th for a two week long training camp in Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in Hampshire.

“Pakistan team will train for two weeks at the Rose Bowl cricket ground in Hampshire, England,” he said.

According to the PCB official, the newly appointed Chief Selector Inzamam Ul Haq and the team head coach Mickey Arthur were keen to send players for a training camp in England.

Inzamam is likely to travel with the team to monitor players, while Mickey Arthur is expected to join the team at the end of this month.

The board shown reluctance earlier regarding a training camp for the team in England, but, Inzamam Ul Haq and Mickey Arthur emphasized on its importance, eventually, the board nodded to send the team for the camp despite of the expected expenses.

Pakistan is scheduled to play the first game of the tour against England on July 14th, but, before that the Men in Green will play two side matches against Somerset and Essex.

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