Pakistan Cricket Board, PCB granted Shoaib Malik 10 days leave before England tour. This experienced Pakistan all-rounder has taken a 10-day break from Pakistan’s tour of England and Wales for unspecified personal reasons.
Pakistan became the first team to travel to the United Kingdom
Pakistan became the first team to travel to the United Kingdom ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. That starts on the 30th of May. They set to play the hosts in a one-off T-20 International and five one Day Internationals ahead of the premier 50 over the tournament.
Pakistan Cricket Board PCB confirmed the information, “The Pakistan cricket team management has given leave to Shoaib Malik so that he can return home to deal with a domestic issue. He expected to rejoin the team in 10 days’ time. The PCB will not be making any further comments and fully expects all concerned to respect Shoaib’s privacy.”
Shoaib Malik is the experienced all-rounder
They are currently playing county sides in three tour games. While Shoaib Malik featured in the first one, against Kent, making 4 runs and sending down five overs for 0/37, he missed the second match against Northamptonshire on Monday as well. He is also set to miss the third practice game, as well as the T20I on 5 May and possibly the first ODI on 8 May.
Shoaib Malik has an average of 35.12 runs in 282 games for Pakistan. Recently, he has said this World Cup-19 will be his last as he intends to retire from the format after the tournament.
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Therefore, Pakistan Cricket Board, PCB granted Shoaib Malik 10 days leave before England tour. Hope experienced all-rounder will return as soon as possible and flash in England with both bat and balls.