ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday met with Pakistani squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup at the PM Office in Islamabad.
The meeting also had Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani, Coach Mickey Arthur and Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq in attendance.
Reportedly, the premier also advised the players on preparing for the World Cup and expressed his confidence in their abilities.
A day earlier, Pakistan announced its 15-member team for the top competition scheduled to be held in England and Wales from May 30.
Quick Mohammad Amir, the hero of Pakistan’s previous triumph in an ICC tournament, will not play the World Cup in England as things stand. Left-arm pacer Usman Shinwari, as well as power-hitter Asif Ali, were dropped out from the final squad. In the absence of experienced Amir, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hassan Ali are expected to lead the green pace attack.