Cricket World Cup: Pakistan to head home in batches

Despite being no strong reaction to the defeat in the World Cup quarter finals to Australia, the Pakistan squad will return home in batches from Sunday.

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan to head home in batches

Karachi: Despite being no strong reaction to the defeat in the World Cup quarter finals to Australia, the Pakistan squad will return home in batches from Sunday.

Head coach Waqar Younis and senior batsmen Younis Khan will not be returning home with the team. Waqar has taken a vacation to be with his family in Sydney while Younis is also staying for a few days in Melbourne.

"The first batch of players will arrive in Karachi on Sunday night including Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed while the second batch will come to Lahore on Monday morning," a source in the Pakistan Cricket Board said.

He said all the foreign coaching staff have also taken vacations to go to their homes.

"Waqar and the other coaching staff will reach Pakistan in first week of April to start preparations for the tour to Bangladesh in mid-April," the source added.

Normally in the past defeats in the World Cup have led to angry protests and embarrassing welcome for the players and only recently chief selector Moin Khan returned to protests after he was called back by the board for visiting a Casino on the night of the match against West Indies in Christchurch.  

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