T20 World Cup: Pakistan cricket team to begin preparations from Sunday

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Pakistan’s national cricket teal will begin the preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup from Sunday, October 10, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced Friday.

A statement issued by the PCB said that the national cricket squad will organise “a seven-day training and conditioning camp” under bio-secure protocols at the National High Performance Centre and LCCA ground, Lahore, from Sunday.

It stated that the bio-secure bubble will be joined by the players and their families today (Friday) to get themselves tested upon arrival.

“After returning negative tests, the players will be allowed to commence their preparations from Sunday with the gym sessions at NHPC,” read the statement.

Releasing the training schedule of the cricketers, the PCB said that Pakistani cricketers will hold training sessions at the LCCA ground at 1:30 pm on October 11-12 and play “a scenario match” under the lights on October 14.

“It will start at 6pm. No training activity has been scheduled for October 13,” it said.

Players’ online media interaction schedule
The following is the schedule of players’ online media interactions:

October 9 – Mohammad Rizwan to address a virtual media session at 11 am
October 10 – Bowling Consultant Vernon Philander to address a virtual media session at 11 am
October 11 – Hasan Ali to address a virtual media session at 11 am
October 12 – Shaheen Shah Afridi to address a virtual media session at 11 am
October 13 – Vice-Captain Shadab Khan to address a virtual media session at 11 am
October 14 – Captain Babar Azam to address a virtual media session at 11 am