PM Imran meets Cricket World Cup squad

PM Imran meets Cricket World Cup squad

Islamabad (Staff Report): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday met ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at PM office.

The Prime Minister encouraged the national cricket team and expressed his good wishes for them for triumph in the world cup to be held in England in May-June this year.

Imran Khan said prayers of entire nation are with the national cricket team. He said being ambassadors of the nation, great expectations have been pinned by the people on the national team. He asked the players to build the image of the country through their sportsmanship and conduct.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani, coach Mickey Arthur and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq were also present on the occasion.

On Thursday, Chief selector Inzimamul Haq announced 15-member World Cup squad.

Fast bowler Muhammad Aamir has been dropped from the squad.

"Aamir is an experienced bowler but unfortunately, his performance has not been as per par from last one year. I pray that he gets his rhythm back as seen in Champions Trophy final," Inzimam said while addressing a press conference.

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.