The Pakistan cricket team is going through tumultuous situation after horrendous performances in their last two ODI series against Australia and England. While they were drubbed 5-0 against Australia, they lost the series against England by a 4-0 margin. They are also going through an issue surrounding the allowance of their WAG’s (Wives and Girlfriends) during the course of the showpiece event.
It was only last month when Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed requested the board t allow the family members of the players to stay with the players. However, the appeal was turned out except a couple of exceptions in the form of Asif Ali and Harris Sohail as they have some family issues. While Asif will be returning after attending the funeral of her daughter who died three days ago after fighting Stage IV cancer, Harris Sohail has some family related issues which haven’t been disclosed.
As per reports, it is learnt that the PCB officials have asked the WAGs to make arrangement for themselves if they are planning to stay up with their partners during the course of the World Cup. Under present circumstances, the PCB officials are thinking of allowing to WAG’s to stay with the players.
However, it will only be applicable after Pakistan’s match against India on 16th June at the Old Trafford in Manchester. The news was confirmed by a Pakistan spokesperson. Pakistan will go into the World Cup as one of the dark horses. They have been pretty pathetic in the last few ODI series but that won’t reflect in their WC performance as they are a quality side and have always done well in major tournaments.
Pakistan started off their Warm-up campaigns against Afghanistan and was on the wrong side as Afghanistan won the match by 3 wickets. The form of Babar Azam will surely keep them in good shape as he scored a brilliant 112 of 104 deliveries.