WATCH: Fireworks scare Naseem Shah during Pakistan’s World Cup kit unveiling ceremony

The Pakistani pacer was next to Mohammad Rizwan during the incident

By Web Desk
May 06, 2024
Naseem Shah with Mohammad Rizwan during kit unveiling ceremony. — Screengrab

Pakistani pacer Naseem Shah got scared of fireworks during Pakistan’s T20 World Cup 2024 kit unveiling ceremony which took place at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, on Monday.

Naseem, 20, was alongside Mohammad Rizwan, skipper Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan during the ceremony. The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Mohsin Naqvi was also present at the occasion.

While Naseem had his focus elsewhere, fireworks took place just a few meters away from him which caught the 20-year-old off-guard and gave a major scare. Rizwan and Naqvi shared laughter with the pacer after the incident.


Remember, the PCB today revealed the kit for the World Cup which was named "Matrix Jersey".

Pakistan are in Group A of the World Cup with India, Ireland, Canada and co-hosts United States.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan team will leave for Ireland tomorrow ahead of their T20I series against the home side.

Pakistan team will play three T20Is in Ireland, followed by four in England. After the England series, Pakistan will leave for the United States to feature in the T20 World Cup.

The 18-player squad, which was announced for Ireland and England T20Is, will be reduced to 15 players for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 after the first T20I against England on May 22.

The initial deadline for squad submission was May 1 but the teams can make changes till the 25th of the same month. After that, any changes will require approval from the event’s technical committee.

It is worth mentioning that 20 qualifying teams are divided into four groups of five, from which the top two teams of every group will make their way to the Super 8 round. In that stage, qualifying teams will once again be divided into two groups of four, from which the top two teams will make their way to the semi-final and then the winners will play the final on June 29.

Groups for T20 World Cup 2024

Group A: India, Pakistan, Ireland, Canada, United States

Group B: England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, Oman

Group C: New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda, Papua New Guinea

Group D: South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nepal

Schedule of Pakistan’s T20 World Cup matches

June 6: Pakistan vs USA, Dallas

June 9: Pakistan vs India, New York

June 11: Pakistan vs Canada, New York

June 16: Pakistan vs Ireland, Lauderhill