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New Delhi, Sep 26: There has been a significant disruption in the Pakistan cricket team’s preparations for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. The team and officials had to postpone their departure due to delays in getting visas, with the tournament just 10 days away. Initially, the team and accompanying officials had planned to depart for the UAE last week. Their agenda included an important two-day team bonding session in Dubai before flying to India, where they face the Netherlands in their first match on October 6. Unfortunately, the complicated process of securing a visa has put a halt to their carefully laid plans. The plans once again highlight historical tensions between the two countries.
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson expressed the team’s plight, saying, “We had carefully planned to spend two days in Dubai on 25 and 26 September, which would have been an important team bonding exercise before our trip to Hyderabad, India. Will serve as.” Pre-tournament warm-up match. However, due to unexpected delays in obtaining our visas from Indi, we were forced to cancel this team bonding session.” As of now, the revised schedule indicates that the team will travel to the south Indian city of Hyderabad on September 27, subject to getting the much-needed visas in time. “We are looking forward to flying to Hyderabad via Dubai in the early hours of Wednesday, however, this is again subject to the timely arrival of visas,” the spokesperson said.