Pakistani players to leave India in two groups as World Cup journey ends


Pakistan cricket team boards buses in Lahore. —X/@TheRealPCB/File

The Pakistan squad will fly out of India in two groups as the Green Shirts’ ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup journey came to an end on Saturday, confirmed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

In their last group match, England defeated Pakistan by an impressive 93 runs at Kolkata’s Edens Gardens, with Green Shirts crashing out of the mega tournament.

The first batch of 11 members of the team will depart from Kolkata at 8:55 am tomorrow (Sunday) via Emirates flight EK571. The remaining members will fly from Kolkata at 08:20 pm on the same day via Emirates flight EK573. After landing in Dubai, the players and squad members will leave for their respective cities.   

Players from Sialkot will land in their city via Emirates flight EK618 on November 13, the cricket board said.

Players and members of the team management hailing from KPK, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi will arrive in Islamabad via EK612 on November 13.

Players from Lahore and team management will be landing from two different flights, EK622 and EK624 on November 13.

Hasan Ali, however, will stay back in India. He will return to Pakistan on November 22.

Team director Mickey Arthur will stay in Dubai from November 13 to 16 before departing for Lahore on November 16.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Men in Green only won four out of nine games and are finished at fifth position with a net run rate (NRR) of -0.199.

Pakistan’s next international assignment is in Australia where they play three Tests, part of ICC World Test Championship. The series starts on December 14.


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