The Pakistan team is expected to receive their Indian visas today and will play their first warm-up game against New Zealand on September 29th.
The Indian Embassy in Pakistan is expected to receive the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian Interior Ministry today. Once the NOC is obtained, Indian visas will be issued to the Pakistan team.
The Pakistan team will depart for Hyderabad, India, via Dubai on the upcoming Wednesday.
Direct flights between India and Pakistan suspended for over four years due to deteriorating relations stemming from New Delhi’s contentious decision to revoke the special status of Indian-occupied Kashmir.
Pakistan will play two warm-up games before the mega event starts on 5th Oct.
Pakistan will face New Zealand on September 29th and Australia on October 3rd in their upcoming warm-up cricket matches.
Previously, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had communicated with the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the visa issue. According to their agreement, the PCB assured that the visas accepted on time.
The squad and officials were originally scheduled to depart for the United Arab Emirates last week for a two-day team bonding session in Dubai. Afterward, they will proceed to India, where they are set to face the Netherlands in their first match on October 6th.
Green Team has confirmed their 15-member squad for the ICC World Cup.
Pakistan World Cup Squad 2023:
- Babar Azam (c)
- Abdullah Shafique
- Fakhar Zaman
- Iftikhar Ahmed,
- Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
- Shadab Khan
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Usama Mir
- Haris Rauf
- M Wasim Jnr
- Hasan Ali
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Saud Shakeel
- Salman Ali Agha
Pakistan Team Traveling reserves:
- Mohammad Haris
- Abrar Ahmed
- Zaman Khan
Schedule of Pakistan’s warm-up matches:
- September 29: Pakistan vs. New Zealand in Hyderabad
- October 3: Pakistan vs. Australia in Hyderabad
For Complete ICC 2023 World Cup details: ICC 2023 World Cup: A Grand Entertainment for the whole world