Pak cricket team to depart for England on April 23


LAHORE, Apr 02 (APP):The Pakistan cricket team will depart for England on April 23 to participate in the World Cup one day cricket tournament, being played in England and Wales from May 31.

“Pak team will play England in a series of practice and international matches, before entering the World Cup 2019 against the Windies on May 31 at Trent Bridge,” said a spokesman for the PCB here on Tuesday.

As per the ICC regulations, all participating sides have to submit their 15-player World Cup squads by 31 April but can make changes until 22 May without needing the ICC’s approval. Post 23 May, all player replacements will have to be approved by the Event Technical Committee, he said.

Following is the Pakistan cricket team’s schedule of England:
Series v England
23 April — Departure for England
27 April — v Kent (50-over practice match) (d)
29 April — v Northamptonshire (50-over match) (d)
01 May — v Leicestershire (T20 match) (d/n)
05 May — v England (only T20I), Cardiff (d)
08 May — 1st ODI v England, The Oval (d)
11 May — 2nd ODI v England, Hampshire (d)
14 May — 3rd ODI v England, Bristol (d)
17 May — 4th ODI v England, Trent Bridge (d)
19 May — 5th ODI v England, Leeds (d)
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 schedule:
24 May — v Afghanistan (warm-up), Bristol (d)
26 May — v Bangladesh (warm-up), Cardiff (d)
31 May — v Windies, Trent Bridge (d)
3 June — v England, Trent Bridge (d)
7 June — v Sri Lanka, Bristol (d)
12 June — v Australia, Taunton (d)
16 June — v India, Old Trafford (d)
23 June — v South Africa, Lord’s (d)
26 June — v New Zealand, Edgbaston (d)
29 June — v Afghanistan, Headingley (d)
5 July — v Bangladesh, Lord’s (d/n)