Pakistan men's team training camp for the three-match Australia series is starting from tomorrow (November 22) at the Pindi Cricket Stadium which will run until November 28.
As per local media, opener Imam-ul-Haq and all-rounder Faheem Ashraf have been granted permission to skip the training camp due to their upcoming weddings.
As per details, Imam's wedding festivities will start on November 23 with a Qawalli night in Lahore, with the Nikkah ceremony on November 25 and the Valima reception on November 26.
Meanwhile, Faheem Ashraf's Valima reception is also set for November 26, taking place in Phool Nagar in the afternoon.
Reportedly, Team Director Mohammad Hafeez has allowed Imam and Faheem to skip the entire camp to focus on their wedding celebrations. They are expected to join the squad in Lahore on November 30, just before their departure for Australia.
Meanwhile, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, and other cricketers, are anticipated to travel from Rawalpindi to Phool Nagar to attend Faheem's Valima in the afternoon, followed by a journey to Lahore for Imam's Valima at night.
It must be noted that Shan Masood will lead Pakistan team during the series, which will begin with the first Test in Perth from December 14.
Some additional players have also been invited to feature in the training camp. The players called for the camp are Arshad Iqbal, Kashif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usama Mir and Usman Qadir.
Shan Masood (c), Aamir Jamal, Abdullah Shafiq, Abrar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Khurram Shahzad, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Nauman Ali, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Sarfaraz Ahmed
Schedule of 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