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Pakistan Team’s Fitness Tests Begin for ICC World Cup

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) started taking fitness tests of the national team for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup from today (April 15) at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

According to details, 22 national players reached the NCA for their examination.

All-rounder Imad Wasim suffered from fitness issues and veteran Mohammad Hafeez’s selection also depends upon his robustness. The fitness test of left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz had been conducted earlier.

Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq will announce the 15-member squad for the mega event on April 18. However, a condition-camp will set up on April 20 for the selected players.

The team will depart for London on April 23 to play one-off T20I and five ODIs against England ahead of the World Cup.

The World Cup is scheduled from May 30 to July 14 in England and Wales. Pakistan will open their campaign with the match against West Indies on May 31 at Nottingham.