Pakistan seeks another opponent in place of Afghanistan

1687330371 Pakistan seeks another opponent in place of Afghanistan
Pakistans Haris Rauf (left) and Afghanistans Rashid Khan can be seen in this undated photo. — AFP/File
Pakistan’s Haris Rauf (left) and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan could be seen on this undated photograph. — AFP/File

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has knowledgeable Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) that it doesn’t need to play towards Afghanistan throughout the World Cup warm-up match, sources instructed Geo Information Wednesday.

In response to sources, the PCB is eager on taking part in a non-Asian group throughout the warm-up match since it will already face Afghanistan throughout the Asia Cup earlier than the World Cup.

The PCB has additionally written a word to the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) on this regard.

Earlier, the PCB had additionally requested the ICC to alter the venue of their matches towards Australia and Afghanistan throughout this 12 months’s World Cup in India.

In response to a report by ESPNcricinfo, Pakistan has requested ICC to swap venues of the aforementioned matches since it will make them “favourites.” The tentative schedule has them taking part in Australia in Bengaluru and Afghanistan in Chennai.

“Australia in Bengaluru and Afghanistan in Chennai are the 2 which we should always look to get modified as a lot as potential,” the PCB’s inside word mentioned. “Ideally, we are able to change these round. Australia in Chennai and Afghanistan in Bengaluru would make us apparent favourites in each matches.”

The PCB needs to alter the venue for all however three of Pakistan’s matches, together with the fixture towards India on October 15.

“India in Ahmedabad shall be advantageous to them, however I doubt that is going to alter contemplating what that venue means for the BCCI and what this match means for the World Cup,” the word added.

“Lucknow would even be a superb floor for us contemplating the general numbers there. Delhi towards most groups can be good for us too. If there’s a third change we are able to make it to get the England sport to Lucknow or Chennai.”

The report added that the official schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup might be introduced on June 27, which shall be 100 days earlier than the scheduled begin on October 5.

Pakistan’s tentative World Cup schedule

October 6 – vs Qualifier in Hyderabad

October 12 – vs Qualifier in Hyderabad

October 15 – vs India in Ahmedabad

October 20 – vs Australia in Bengaluru

October 23 – vs Afghanistan in Chennai

October 27 – vs South Africa in Chennai

October 31 – vs Bangladesh in Kolkata

November 5 – vs New Zealand Bengaluru

November 12 – vs England in Kolkata