Pakistan to leave for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 today


Pakistan Cricket team will leave for New Zealand on Jan 20th to attend ICC World Cup 2015, a sports website reported.

The players of National team will gather in Lahore tomorrow to fly for Dubai on Jan 20th.

There will be a 12 hours stay in Dubai and then team will leave for New Zealand on next morning. National team will play One-day International match against New Zealand before the World Cup 2015.

Pakistan cricket team have also visited the Army Public School in Peshawar Yesterday and expressed their grief and sorrow for the martyred students.

Earlier, Pakistan pace bowler Junaid Khan MRI test has come normal and he will be leaving with the Pakistan team to New Zealand as planned, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Friday evening.

Post MRI scan after Junaid’s injury during camp training on Thursday (January 15), PCB’s Dr Sohail Saleem has declared him fit for the New Zealand tour prior to the World Cup. Dr Sohail, PCB’s general manager sports medicine, based at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), said in statement: “Junaid approached us with pain in his right thigh and left elbow after he had a fall while bowling in the nets Thursday.

Pain in the right thigh was non-radiating and was confined to an area of 4×4 centimeters just below the hip. There was no discoloration or change in the temperature in the said area. On testing damage to the hamstrings was suspected. In order to reach correct prognosis, he was put through MRI scan which came out to be normal.

We have put him on local conservative management. He has already been feeling better. We expect him to travel to New Zealand as planned without any problem.”.