Babar, five others extend US stay as team departs for Pakistan after WC exit

The Men in Green will reach their home country on the morning of June 19

June 18, 2024
Pakistan will be returning to their homeland after not qualifying for the Super Eight. -GeoNews screenshot

With Pakistan out of the ongoing T20 World Cup, the team is set to return to their homeland except for five players including skipper Babar Azam who extended their stay in the United States. 

The players departed from Miami on Monday night and will fly off to their respective cities on different flights via Dubai and reach Pakistan on the morning of June 19.

The players who extended their stay are Babar, Haris Rauf, Imad Wasim, Azam Khan, and Mohammad Amir, who will be travelling separately. 

The head coach of the national cricket team, Gary Kirsten, will be returning to his homeland after the World Cup ends.

According to the sources, Babar Azam will be returning on Saturday (June 22). Meanwhile, Amir will be staying for an additional day or two in the US before he leaves for England to join the Derbyshire cricket team.

Pakistan failed to qualify for the Super Eight of the T20 World Cup after losing first two matches to debutants US and arch-rivals India. 

The Men in Green only managed to win against Canada and Ireland in the tournament.