Prime minister Imran Khan invites final squad for ICC world cup in Prime Minister House Islamabad on Monday. Imran Khan advised the cricket team that how they should prepare themselves for ICC world cup 2019.
PM also shared his past experience when they won the world cup in 1992 as a team captain. Prime minister also shared some strategies with the skipper Sarfraz Ahmed that how the performance is important of a captain for the team for its best performance.
Imran Khan who was captain of Pakistan cricket team in 1992. He motivates the team that how to play best in ICC world cup 2019 which will starts from 30 May 2019.
Chairman of Pakistan cricket board (PCB) Ehsan mani, Coach Mickey Arthur, Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and PCB management also joined meeting with Prime Minister. A special assistant of PM Imran Khan who was also in a meeting has tweeted:
“One hour-long lecture by PM Imran Khan to Pakistan Live cricket team going for World Cup. Excellent discourse on virtually all aspects of cricket. A lively exchange with cricketers.”
Prime Minister Clasped hands with each player of the team and motivated them to show the best performance in the world cup. He motivates the team to play with spirit, play in a team and with passion and also advised the skipper how to lead well. The final squad will represent Pakistan in ICC world cup.
“Conditions are difficult in England but the players should not lose hope,” the PM said adding that “Pakistan was a weak team in 1992 but we won the World Cup with passion”.
“You are ambassadors of the nation and the people have great expectations from you and you will make proud the country from your abilities, sportsman spirit and behavior,” he said.
The players of Pakistani team gave a present of jersey and an autographed bat to Prime Minister Imran Khan and also click picks with Imran Khan.
Prime Minister already conducts a meeting in his house to promote and improve cricket in Pakistan which was attended by some players who played with PM in 1992. They also want to change in PCB Pakistan Cricket board on an administrative level.
The meeting was attended by Javed Miandad, Mudassar Nazar, Abdul Qadir, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Moin Khan, Rameez Raja, Mushtaq Ahmed, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Zakir Khan who are close friends of Imran Khan.
In this meeting, an Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was also invited. He was also in meeting to promote Pakistan cricket. The meeting ends in 30 minutes in which they all discussed many things for improvements.
This shows the Prime Minister is really serious for cricket in Pakistan.
The final squad of Pakistan cricket team was already decided and also officially announced. Muhammad Amir and Asif Ali are also will be in the team in ODIs against England. All-rounder Muhammad Hafiz participation in the final squad depends on his fitness, said by a chief selector of a squad. Abid Ali will be played as the third opener in the world cup. He is selected as the third opener in the final squad. Pakistan cricket team will reach England on April 23 where they will play t20 and five Pak ODI Match Live with England, which will start from May 5.
After ODIs against England, the combat of team with Afghanistan and Bangladesh before ICC world cup which will start from May 30. The first combat of Pakistan cricket team in the world cup will be on May 31 against the West Indies. The most awaited match between Pakistan and India will be on 16th June.