"Pakistan has consistently maintained that sports should not be mixed with politics,” Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement. "It has, therefore, decided to send its cricket team to India to participate in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.”
Eighteen Pakistan players and 15 support staff are due to travel to India. Earlier, the PCB had expressed its disappointment with the ICC over the delays.
The much-awaited ICC Cricket World Cup is all set to begin from Oct.6 in India. After a successful G20 Summit, now India is ready to roll its red carpet for the World Cup. Excitement is palpable everywhere in India and in the UAE also. Cricket fans from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have already started
Excited crowds, held back by officers, cheered and shouted the team captain's name Babar Azam, as the Pakistanis arrived at the airport in the southern city of Hyderabad for the ODI World Cup, which opens on Oct.5.
Babar took to his social media account and wrote, “Overwhelmed with the love and support here in Hyderabad.” Shaheen Shah Afridi also lauded the Indians for their warm reception for the Pakistani cricketers.
Chasing 346 for victory, New Zealand lost an early wicket before Ravindra (97) and Williamson (54) put on 137 to put their team on course and they achieved the target with 6.2 overs to spare in Hyderabad.
"I think the hospitality was nice — we were not expecting this, but I think the way people are responding towards our team, everyone enjoyed it," Azam said in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
Pakistan cricket Team is in India for the ICC Cricket World Cup, which will begin from today (Thursday). We cricket lovers are waiting for the tournament to begin. Pakistan will play their first match on Friday against Netherlands. I hope captain Babar Azam and his team give their best performance in this tournament.
According to report, services inflation will be impacted for sure as prices of airline tickets, hotel accommodation, etc. have gone up for this period. The tournament is spread over 45 days with 48 matches between 10 teams.