Pakistan kick off preparation for World Cup clash with India

Paola Ditto
Giugno 14, 2019

"In 1999 we had such a big team with so many big names that if we had pressurized the board to give permission to have our wives and children stay with us in team hotel they would have done so".

India had hosted the Asia Cup in the UAE in 2018 after Pakistan had refused to travel across the border.

Meanwhile, the Indian team has also arrived in Manchester and was scheduled to hold their pre-match practice session on Saturday. The Asian Emerging Nations Cup was held in Karachi and Dubai earlier this year with India playing all their matches in the UAE while Pakistan played their group games in Karachi and later travelled to the UAE for the final round.

"But we didn't because the World Cup is high-pressure event and players need to just be focussed on cricket and reaching the final". "Both boards have no issues with each other and we have cordial relations".

"Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver", said Richardson.

"By having matches of the PSL at home, we will be seeing the franchisers of the teams reaping the benefits by earning revenue which they could not due to matches at the UAE", said the PCB chairman. "Hopefully, since the elections are now over in India and the government has been formed the political climate will change and allow the resumption of ties", he added.

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