The Pakistan cricket team has been overjoiced since they have stepped in India for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023, which will commence from 5 October and conclude on 19 November. The Pakistan team received an incredible reception at the Hyderabad airport and hotel by the fans and the management staff. Many Pakistan squad members have expressed their gratitude towards the fans for a warm welcome.
Pakistan will play their first match of the ODI World Cup, 2023 against Netherlands on 6 October at the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium, Hyderabad. Ahead of the ODI World Cup, Pakistan team was spotted having a lavish dinner while taking selfies with the fans. The Pakistan cricket board shared the exclusive video on their social media accounts of the team having dinner.
Ahead of the first official match of the tournament, Pakistan had an embarrassing defeat against New Zealand in the warmup game as they miserably failed to defend the target of 346 runs and New Zealand won at the end of 43.4 overs in the practice game. New Zealand sealed an easy victory against Pakistan by five wickets.
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PCB sends a statement to the apex cricket council for visa approvals for fans
“The Pakistan Cricket Board has again raised the matter of visas for the Pakistan fans and media with the Apex Council. In an email, the PCB has moved the Apex Council to take prompt action on the visa policy so the media and fans can apply for the Indian visas in a timely manner and can cover and cheer, respectively, the touring side,” said a PCB spokesperson.
“It is alarming that the media and fans are yet to be informed about the visa policy, as Pakistan have already played their first of the two warm-ups and will play their first World Cup contest in six days. The PCB expects that the Apex Council and other relevant authorities will expedite the matter as there is a growing anxiety amongst Pakistan fans and journalists who wish to support and cover their team in the CWC 2023,” added the spokesperson.