Pakistan cricket team will attend a 10-day preparatory camp for the upcoming Champions Trophy which will be held in Birmingham, as the training process will kick off from the third week of this month (May 18), in a bid to regroup after a month-long gap following the limited-over series against the West Indies, last month.
“The 10-day camp in Birmingham will be an opportunity for the team to regroup after a break,” Pakistan Cricket Board’s national team chief selector Inzamam-Ul-Haq was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune.
The former Pakistan skipper Inzamam has revealed that it would help the Men in Green to acclimatise the conditions.
“The boys will get the opportunity to adjust to the weather as well. Playing in English conditions has always proven tough for us, but I am optimistic that we will be able to do well there,” Inzamam said.
Inzamam has further wished to visit the side during the training camp before adding he would not be able to tour England owing to Ramadan. However, Inzamam further added there is no change in the 15-member squad as of now unless and until any injury takes place.
“I am planning to visit the side during the camp as well since I would be unable to go for the event due to Ramazan (month of fasting),” Inzamam remarked.
The reports revealed the team management would closely monitor the fitness level of the players, who are participating in the prestigious event in the United Kingdom. The reports further suggested that seven members of the national team were informed by its cricket governing board, PCB to report the Lahore’s National Cricket Academy on May 15 from where they’ll board a flight to Birmingham.
As the ICC’s mega tournament will kick start from June 1, the eight teams will be participating which include resurgent Bangladesh, who replaced the West Indies.
The other eight players are currently participating in the three-match Test series against the West Indies, who will join the team after the conclusion of Dominica Test is scheduled from May 10.