PM Imran Khan to meet national squad prior to the World Cup


The Prime Minister of Pakistan and patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Imran Khan is expected to meet the national squad on Friday before they leave for the UK for the World Cup 2019.

According to the sources, all the 23 players, who are attending the training camp ahead of the World Cup in Lahore, will travel to Islamabad on Thursday.

Khan, who led Pakistan to become the world champions in 1992, is likely to share tips with the players who will participate in the world’s biggest cricketing event.

On the other hand, PCB’s chairman Ehsan Mani and team’s head coach Mickey Arthur will also travel along with the team to meet the PM.

It is pertinent to mention here that the players went through fitness tests on April 15 and 16. The team’s selection committee has finalized the 17-member squad for the mega event in consultation with the team’s head coach and captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

The head of the selection committee Inzamam-ul-Haq will announce the squad on April 18 (Thursday).

Pakistan will face England in five matches ODI series, a T20I, several games against county sides before playing their opening match in the World Cup against West Indies on May 31 at Trent Bridge.