Pakistan Cricket Team Gears Up at Hyderabad Stadium Ahead of World Cup Warm-Up Match
Read about Pakistan’s cricket team practicing at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium for their World Cup warm-up game against New Zealand.
In preparation for their upcoming World Cup warm-up match against New Zealand, the Pakistan cricket team conducted a brief practice session at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Arriving in Hyderabad on Wednesday night, the team departed from Park Hyatt hotel around 8 a.m. to reach the stadium, concluding their practice session before noon. The team’s travel and stadium activities were meticulously secured with tight security measures in place.
To accommodate the mammoth Ganesh immersion procession occurring in the city later in the day, the practice session was scheduled for the morning hours. This procession traditionally brings the city to a standstill, and more than 20,000 policemen were deployed to ensure security during the immersion and across Hyderabad.
In light of the Ganesh immersion and the Milad-un-Nabi procession scheduled for Sunday in the city, local police authorities have requested event organizers not to permit spectators into the stadium for the first warm-up match set for Saturday.
Following this warm-up match, Pakistan’s next fixture will be against Australia on October 3. They have two World Cup matches scheduled in Hyderabad, one against the Netherlands and another against Sri Lanka, before traveling to Ahmedabad for the highly anticipated clash against India on October 14.
This visit to India marks Pakistan’s first tour to the country in seven years. Their last visit was in 2016 when they participated in the T20 World Cup.