Pakistan team set to leave for India


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan team will leave for Kokata via Dubai later Friday night to participate in the World Twenty20 Cricket Tournament already in progress in India with qualifiers.

This was revealed by Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board’s Management Committee, Najam Sethi, in comments to reporters after a meeting with Interior Minister, Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, to Discuss the security situation for the Pakistan team in the neighbouring country.

The meeting paved the way for the team to compete in the tournament which concludes on April 3 with the main round (Super-10), scheduled to start on March 15.

Pakistan clash with India at Kolkata on March 19 after playing a yet-to-be-decided qualifer on March 16.Australia and New Zealand are the other teams in Pakistan’s group (B) of the Super-10 with two teams each from the two groups of the Super-10 to advance to the last-four stage.

Group A comprises reigning Champions Sri Lanka, South Africa, England, West Indies and a qualifier.