Imam-ul-Haq and Faheem Ashraf skip Australia series camp for weddings.
Imam’s events: Nov 23-26; Faheem’s Valima on Nov 26.
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Pakistani cricketers Imam-ul-Haq and Faheem Ashraf have been granted permission to skip the upcoming training camp for the three-match Australia series due to their impending weddings.
The training camp, which will begin on November 22 at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi, is scheduled to run until November 28. However, Imam and Faheem have been excused from attending the camp to focus on their wedding preparations.
Imam’s wedding festivities will commence on November 23 with a Qawwali night in Lahore. The Nikkah ceremony is scheduled for November 25, followed by the Valima reception on November 26.
Meanwhile, Faheem Ashraf’s Valima reception will also take place on November 26 in Phool Nagar.
Team Director Mohammad Hafeez has approved Imam and Faheem’s requests to miss the training camp in order to prioritize their personal commitments. The duo is expected to rejoin the squad in Lahore on November 30, just before their departure for Australia.
In their absence, Shan Masood will lead the Pakistan team during the series, which will commence with the first Test in Perth on December 14.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has also invited a group of additional players to participate in the training camp. The players involved are Arshad Iqbal, Kashif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usama Mir, and Usman Qadir.
Here’s a summary of the schedule for Pakistan’s Test tour of Australia:
First Test: December 14-18, Perth Stadium
Second Test: December 26-30, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Third Test: January 3-7, Sydney Cricket Ground
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