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World Cup 2019: Families of Cricketers not allowed to accompany them

KARACHI: The families of the Pakistani cricketers will not be allowed to accompany players during the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup which is scheduled to be held from May 30 in Wales and England.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the players are allowed to be accompanied by the their spouses during the bilateral series against England before the World Cup but the players would not be allowed to be with their families during the World Cup.

It became a norm after 2010 to allow the players to be accompanied by their spouses and children. Even in 2017, the squad was accompanied by their families during Champions Trophy tournament.

It has been made clear by the PCB that the families of the players would not be with the national team during the World Cup.

On the contrary, the stance have been taken by the players that the last group match played by the team would be against Bangladesh on July 5 and if the team makes it to the final, the team will go back to the country on July 15, making it two months before they see their families.

The team would depart for England on April 23 on Tuesday.

The first World Cup match of Pakistan would be played against West Indies on May 31at Trent Bridge, after playing warm up matches against Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

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