The current climate of the country has reached the cricketing field as well with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) postponing the teams conditioning camp.
The second phase of the conditioning camp was scheduled to take place at the National High-Performance Center (NHPC) in Lahore from the 26th of May after the conclusion of the first phase today.
27 cricketers were part of the camp during phase one while 34 cricketers had been called up for the second phase of the training camp.
PCB, after canceling the conditioning camp, advised all the cricketers to move to their respective cities as soon as possible.
New dates for the camp will be announced in due course.
There is already speculation that the upcoming Pakistan-West Indies series may be moved to Multan from Rawalpindi or be canceled entirely.
PCB has refuted such rumors but the situation in the country continues to devolve.
Pakistan’s home ODI series against West Indies is also scheduled for three matches on June 8, 10, and 12.
Pakistan has already announced the squad for the series and the current camp is geared towards improving their physical performance having played no international cricket since Australia’s tour of Pakistan.
The matches against the West Indies are part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualification in which Pakistan currently sits in ninth place and simply cannot afford to waste a golden opportunity of having home conditions.