ICC World Cup captains meet Queen Elizabeth II
LONDON (92 News) – The captains form all the teams – which are participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – met Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
According to the details, Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed arrived in London for the meeting with the Queen. After the meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, captains attended the inauguration ceremony of the World Cup.
The first match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on May 30 with hosts England taking on South Africa at the Oval in London.
Pakistan will play their first match against West Indies on May 31 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
The tournament features 10 teams, with each ten playing against each other once in the group stages. The top four teams will qualify for the semi-finals (July 09, 11) with the final taking place on July 14 at Lord’s, London.
No personal opinion on playing with Pakistan in World Cup: Kohli
On May 23, Indian captain Virat Kohli has said that he will considered match against Pakistan as only cricket match, however, he does not have any personal opinion in this regard.
Speaking in a joint press conference along with other captains in the tournament, Kholi said that the decision about playing with Pakistan solely rests with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
He said he doesn’t think that teams would be able to succeed in consistently achieving high scores in World Cup matches.
Pakistan can defeat any opponent in World Cup: Sarfraz
On the occasion, talking to the journalists in London, Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed said that his team can defeat any opponent in the coming World Cup due to the fast bowlers’ friendly pitches in England.
He also said that the World Cup is not an easy tournament but his team’s record is very strong in the country. “We won 1992 World Cup, Champions Trophy here. We have come here to prove ourselves in another challenge,” he said. “We have learnt a lot in the recent England series.”