Former Pakistani cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq spoke about the team’s participation in the 2023 ICC World Cup. He said that the team led by Babar Azam should play in the World Cup and focus on winning as they have the ability to do so. well in Indian conditions. .
The 2023 ICC World Cup is less than three months from now. The cricket extravaganza will kick off on October 5 in India and the tournament schedule has been announced. It is fair to say that the teams must have started their preparations behind the scenes and would be planning their strategies.
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With the World Cup just around the corner, there is still no clarity about Pakistan’s participation in the World Cup. The team led by Babar Azam will play in the event only if they get authorization from the government and for that, they have set up a high-profile committee, which will make a decision soon.
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India and Pakistan do not play cricket regularly due to political tension and only play each other in multinational tournaments. In the World Cup, they will play their matches in Hyderabad Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. But the long-awaited clash against India will be played at the Narendra Modi International Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 15. It was learned that they will send a security delegation before the tournament to inspect the venues.
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Misbah-ul-Haq feels that it is unfair to the fans of India and Pakistan that they cannot see their teams play against each other. He pointed out that politics should not be involved in sports.
Speaking during an event, he said: “When there can be contacts between the two countries in other sports, why not in cricket. Why link cricket with political relations? It is unfair to deprive people of the opportunity to see their teams play against each other. It is a great injustice to the fans who follow Pakistani and Indian cricket a lot.”
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Talking about Pakistan’s participation in the World Cup, Misbah-ul-Haq said that they should go to India for the tournament and should not think about what is happening abroad.
He explained: “Certainly Pakistan should be playing in the World Cup even in India. The many times I have played in India, we have enjoyed the pressure and the crowd there. Because it gives you motivation and the conditions in India suit us.
“Our team has the ability to do well in the Indian conditions. What is happening outside of their sphere they should not think about. The key to doing well at the World Cup in India is to get the XIs to play well in particular venues and against particular opposition.”
Before the ICC World Cup, India and Pakistan will meet in the Asian Cup, which will be played from September 31 to August 17 in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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