Over 50s World Cup: Pakistan cricket team to leave for South Africa on Friday
March 1, 2023 07:36 PM
Pakistan veteran cricket team will leave on Friday for participation in the Over 50s World Cup to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from March 5 to 20.
According to the 24NewsHD TV channel, former test player Zahoor Elahi will be the Captain, Jaffer Qureshi vice-captain and Dr Asjad Ali will be the manager of the team.
Team: Zahoor Elahi (Captain), Jaffer Qureshi (V.C), Muhammad Jawed, Azhar Khan (wk), Ahmed Hayat, Mazhar Hussain, Shakir Bhagat, Jam Nafees, Naeem Tayyab, Fawad Atiq, Muhammad Hafeez, Imtiaz Ahmad, Jamshaid Ali, Mohammad Rauf, Hafiz Khalid, Asif Humayun, Khalid Hussain, Nafis Ali Khan, Amir Sabazwari and Rehan Rauf. The team includes 8 players from Lahore
Players above 50 years of age will be playing in this World Cup. Each team will play six group matches and the top two teams in each group will go into the semifinals of the tournament. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held on March 5 and 20 respectively.
The group matches will start from March 6. The final match will be played at the iconic Test venue, The Wanderers Stadium on March 19, 2023.
Pakistan had lost in the final to Australia in the inaugural Over 50s World Cup held in Sydney in 2018 and the Second Over 50s World Cup held in Cape Town in 2020 was cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Pakistani squad consists of 7 Batsmen, 7 Bowlers, 3 All-rounders, and a Wicket keeper.
Fourteen Countries are divided into two groups. Group A includes Pakistan, South Africa, England, Wales, India, Namibia, and the USA. Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Canada, Sri Lanka, and UAE are included in group B.
PCB Chairman Najam Sethi expressed his best wishes for the veteran’s team.