New Delhi. The date has been revealed when the Pakistan cricket team will leave the country for the T20 World Cup, starting in UAE and Oman from October 17. The PCB said on Tuesday that the Pakistan team, captained by Babar Azam, will travel to the UAE on October 15 via a chartered flight. According to the information, the players of the Pakistan cricket team participating in the National T20 Cup will enter the bio-bubble of the T20 World Cup. The T20 World Cup will start from October 17, while the final will be played on November 14.
The PCB told that the support staff of the Pakistan team will gather in Lahore on October 8 and then will be quarantined in a hotel here for 7 days. The team’s new bowling coach Vernon Philander will also reach Pakistan on October 7 and fly to the UAE along with the team. Meanwhile, the team’s batting consultant Matthew Hayden will directly join the national team in the UAE. The PCB is yet to formally announce the names of the support staff members, who will accompany the national team to the United Arab Emirates.
Saqlain Mushtaq will also accompany the team
According to sources, the Cricket Board has decided to appoint Saqlain Mushtaq as the head of the support staff. Fielding coach Abdul Majeed and strength and conditioning coach Drix Simon will also accompany the team to UAE.
Changes can happen in Pakistan team
The PCB has allowed all the players of the team to take their families to the UAE. After the poor performance of some players selected in the T20 World Cup team, the selectors can make some changes in the 15-member team. According to sources, former captain Shoaib Malik may return to the team. At the same time, Azam Khan and Shoaib Maqsood can be dropped from the team.