Prime Minister Imran Khan met the Pakistani squad, who will represent the country in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
The meeting, which took place at the PM office, was attended by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairperson Ehsan Mani, Mickey Arthur coach and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq.
Prime Minister Imran Khan reportedly advised players on how to prepare for the World Cup and expressed his confidence in them.
Following the meeting, Naeem ul Haque’s Special Assistant to the Prime Minister tweeted that Prime Minister Khan had given the team a one-hour lecture.
Pakistan announced its 15-member squad for the tournament and skipped the fast bowler Mohammad Amir. Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hassan Ali are expected to lead the Pakistani pace attack.
The all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez in the squad is subjected to his condition, said the chief selector. Meanwhile, Abid Ali was elected for the third prelude in the squad.
Amir and Asif Ali will join the team for the upcoming bilateral series against England.