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US envoy hosts pre-World Cup meet-and-greet event for Pakistan team


US Ambassador Donald Blome having fun with cricket with Pakistan staff gamers at US Embassy on this undated photograph. — X/@usembislamabad

US Ambassador Donald Blome has hosted a meet-and-greet occasion for the Pakistani cricket staff forward of the much-anticipated occasion, ICC Males’s Twenty20 World Cup, 2024, which is ready to happen in the US and the West Indies in June.

The US Embassy in Islamabad shared photographs of the occasion on its X — previously Twitter — deal with, displaying Pakistan nationwide squad members interacting with the envoy.

In the course of the occasion, left-arm quick Shaheen Shah Afridi and all-rounder Shadab Khan gave Ambassador Blome some cricket suggestions utilizing a particular cricket ball, the publish learn.

Pakistani gamers Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan standing with US ambassador Donald Blome at US Embassy on this undated photograph. — X/@usembislamabad

The gamers additionally offered the envoy with a signed cricket bat and staff jersey. Blome gifted the staff with a commemorative embassy cricket ball and an autographed softball bat.

— X/@usembislamabad

Shaheen, Shadab, Imad Wasim and some different Pakistan gamers had been additionally seen bowling and batting to the delight of Embassy staff. Footage, selfies and autographs had been additionally shared throughout the staff’s keep on the embassy.

Pakistan are but to announce a squad for the upcoming tour of Eire and England which is prone to be finalised by the selectors inside a couple of days, Prime Time News24 reported.

It emerged that the selectors had been ready for the replace on 4 injured gamers, Haris Rauf, Azam Khan, Mohammad Rizwan and Irfan Khan Niazi, earlier than finalising the staff for the T20I matches in England and Eire.

As soon as the selectors get an replace on the gamers’ health, the staff for the three-match collection in opposition to Eire shall be introduced.

Subsequently, the cricket board may even finalise a 15-member squad for the World Cup for which the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) set a deadline of Might 25.

The upcoming T20I matches in opposition to Eire and England can be a litmus take a look at for gamers to raise themselves to the World Cup squad.

A short coaching camp is anticipated to begin from Might 3 in Lahore forward of the staff’s departure for Eire, the report acknowledged.

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