In an exciting development for cricket enthusiasts, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Saeed Ahmed Al Maliki, has announced a special incentive for the Pakistan cricket team. If Pakistan clinches the T20 World Cup 2024 title, they will be honored as royal guests on Hajj next year.

Pakistan, placed in Group A of the T20 World Cup, will compete against formidable teams including India, the United States, Ireland, and Canada. The team’s campaign kicks off in Dallas on June 6.

In a heartfelt video message, Ambassador Maliki extended his best wishes to the Pakistan cricket team, expressing hope and confidence in their success. He emphasized that the Pakistani people will joyously celebrate the team’s triumph and prayed for the nation’s prosperity and development.

Pakistan’s cricket history in the T20 World Cup is notable, with a championship win in 2009, where they defeated Sri Lanka in the final, and Shahid Afridi was named Player of the Match. The team reached the semi-finals in 2021 but was defeated by Australia, with Matthew Wade playing a pivotal role. In 2022, Pakistan finished as runners-up, losing to England, thanks to a crucial performance by Ben Stokes.

The current squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 includes star players like Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi, as well as rising talents such as Saim Ayub and Abrar Ahmed. Pakistan’s scheduled matches are:

  • June 6: vs USA in Dallas
  • June 9: vs India in New York
  • June 11: vs Canada in New York
  • June 16: vs Ireland in Lauderhill

The announcement from the Saudi diplomat has generated significant excitement and motivation within the Pakistan cricket team and among fans. Cricket enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating Pakistan’s performance in the upcoming tournament, hopeful for another historic victory.


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