PCB allows Pakistan cricketers WAGs to accompany after match against India
The pre-World Cup campaign has not gone well for Pakistan; the men in green have lost the warm-up match against Afghanistan and on Sunday, the second preparation match that was against Bangladesh, has also been abandoned due to rain.
With a grueling one and half month of competition days ahead, most of the cricketers are accompanying their family members but Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decreed against the issue, that their cricketers will not be allowed to take WAGs during the competition.
However, in a latest progress, as reported by the Dawn, PCB positively nodded to take families with the cricketers but only after the high voltage India-Pakistan clash on June 16 in Southampton.
Pakistan will be opening their World Cup campaign on May 31 against the West Indies and will play three more matches on June 3 against England, on June 7 against Sri Lanka and on June 12 against Australia.
Earlier PCB said if the families wanted to be with the players, they would have to make their own expenses for travel and boarding arrangements.
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed also reportedly spoken to the board, asking for the WAGs to be allowed to accompany the players but the request was turned down.
“Yes there was a suggestion from the captain and players that they should be allowed to have their wives and children with them in England during the World Cup but the board has not allowed this. This decision has been taken by the team management,” a PCB official had said.