ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan met Pakistan squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 which called on him at his Bani Gala residence on Friday.
The Prime Minister, who had led Pakistan to its maiden World Cup victory in 1992, gave the team tips for World Cup success.
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The meeting comes a day after the squad for the World Cup 2019 was announced. The tournament will commence on May 30 with a One Day International between England and South Africa.
Prime Minister Imran Khan spent over an hour imparting advice to the cricket team and sharing his experiences with them.
“A champion steps onto the pitch armed with passion and a plan. Team spirit is a key part of the victory,” he told the team, according to his spokesperson.
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“With your skills, sportsman spirit and your conduct, bring glory to Pakistan’s name,” he said.
He offered encouragement to the players and expressed hope that they would be victorious in the World Cup.
“The entire nation’s prayers are with you […] Representing the country at an international forum is a big honour. You are ambassadors of the nation and the people’s eyes are on you, and their hopes rest with you,” he said.
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf tweeted that preparations for the World Cup were also discussed during the meeting.