The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has barred players from bringing along their families during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, kicking off in England and Wales from May 30. The means that players will have to spend at least a month and a half away from their families.
Pakistan skipper poses for picture with his family
According to the PCB, this measure is taken to ensure that all the players are fully focused on the challenge of winning the ICC World Cup. However, players are allowed to accompany their families during the series against England.
It is the first time that PCB has taken such step as the players’ families did accompany them during Pakistan’s historic Champions Trophy triumph. The Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI) has also decided to disallow players’ families during the first 20 days of the mega event.