Pakistan World Cup 2019 squad meets PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan met Pakistan’s squad which will represent the country in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

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The meeting which took place in the PM Office was also attended by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani, coach Mickey Arthur and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq.

Following the meeting, Naeem ul Haque special assistant to the prime minister tweeted that Prime Minister Khan had given an hour-long lecture to the team.

Pakistan announced its 15-member squad for the tournament leaving out fast bowler Mohammad Amir. Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hassan Ali are expected to lead the Pakistani pace attack.

All-rounder Muhammad Hafeez’s availability in the squad is subjected to his fitness, said the chief selector. Meanwhile, Abid Ali has been chosen as a third opener in the squad.

Amir and Asif Ali will accompany the team for the upcoming bilateral series against England.

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