Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently made a surprising decision that has left fans and players alike disappointed. The board decided to prevent national cricketers from attending the wedding of their fellow teammate, Haris Rauf, which was set to take place in Islamabad.
The reasons behind this unexpected move were primarily unfavorable weather conditions in the region and the unavailability of flights. The PCB expressed concerns about the players’ ability to return to Karachi in a timely manner due to the unpredictable nature of the weather patterns and the limited flight options available.
The original plan was for certain players to travel to Islamabad and partake in the wedding festivities, with the intention of returning to Karachi on Saturday afternoon. However, the weather patterns and logistical challenges posed significant risks, prompting the cricket board management to intervene and restrict the players from making the trip.
This decision has been met with disappointment from both the players and fans who were eagerly anticipating this joyous occasion. Despite not being able to attend the wedding in person, the national team players decided to express their heartfelt wishes to Haris Rauf through a recorded video message, demonstrating their camaraderie and team spirit.
Meanwhile, the players are currently participating in a training camp at the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi, which is set to conclude today. Following the conclusion of the camp, the team is scheduled to depart for Colombo via Dubai tomorrow for their upcoming two-match Test series, commencing on July 16 at the Galle stadium. This tight schedule further underscores the logistical challenges that influenced the PCB’s decision.